Hurley Elementary Receives CABE Seal of Excellence Award - Top Award Given by CA Association of Bilingual Education



Top Award Given by California Association of Bilingual Education

 FEBRUARY 18, 2020:

Hurley Elementary is one of only three schools in the state to receive the 2020 Seal of Excellence

Award by the California Association of Bilingual Education (CABE).  This award honors exemplary bilingual

education programs that have implemented outstanding opportunities to serve the needs of English learners.

Hurley Elementary will be recognized for this honor at the annual CABE state conference in April.


“It is truly an honor that one of our schools has received this coveted award,” said Silvia Rivas, Director of Special

Projects for the Rowland Unified School District. “We are proud of the Hurley students, staff and parents who

work hard every day allowing our students to become the future bilingual scientists, engineers, doctors

and teachers of tomorrow. ¡Felicitaciones Hurley Hawks, estamos orgullosos de sus logros!”


The Seal of Excellence is one of the highest awards CABE has to recognize schools for their vision of biliteracy,

their commitment towards educational excellence for all students, and their focus on providing students

with the skills they will need to be successful. Hurley Elementary is being recognized for its outstanding

commitment to biliteracy with its Spanish Dual Language Immersion program as well as the overall

academic growth of English Learners, in both the dual and English only programs.

Hurley students

“Our staff is remarkably dedicated to closing the achievement gap for our English Learners and we believe

it is our moral imperative to provide our students with an exceptional 21st century elementary education,” said

Hurley Elementary Principal, Dr. Yesenia Alvararez. “This award reflects the hard work and commitment of

our teachers, staff, students and parents." 


In order for a school to receive the CABE Seal of Excellence Award, certain rigorous criteria must be met:

● Substantial evidence of the bilingual language proficiency (English and other language) and

academic achievement for students in the program.

●  A description of the comprehensive and enriched instructional program that includes English Language

Development, primary language instruction, and English instruction.

● A description of the professional development plan for certificated staff and how staff use effective,

evidence-based instructional strategies.

●  A description, with examples, of how the comprehensive curriculum for English Learners is aligned to the

standards at all grade levels.

●  An effective school-home-community collaboration that empowers parents to become active participants                                                                                                                                                               

in their children’s education.

Hurley Elementary is located at 535 S. Dora Guzman Ave. in La Puente. Principal Dr. Alvarez can be reached at (626)965-2429 or visit

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