Willow Creek in Sausalito Named One Of State's Top Charter Schools
Marin Independent Journal -- June 15, 2011
Sausalito's Willow Creek Academy is one of the top 10 charter schools in California, according to a report released Wednesday by the University of Southern California's Rossier School of Education.
The report, compiled by the school's Center on Educational Governance, focuses on the degree to which charter schools could be held accountable for their students' education — in particular, on the relationship between the amount of money the school spends on each of its students and how those students perform on state standardized tests.
Willow Creek, which ranked No. 6 on the USC list, scored high in what the report called "academic achievement."
"To be recognized in their 10th year of existence as one of the top 10 in the state of California is remarkable and commendable," said Debra Bradley, superintendent of the Sausalito Marin City District, who credited the school administration and board of directors with "developing a program that meets the needs of student learners, embracing diversity and instilling enriching activities that allow students to be motivated in their respective areas of interest."