California Distinguished Schools ProgramHonors some of California's most exemplary and inspiring public schools. Schools selected for the Distinguished School Award demonstrate significant gains in narrowing the achievement gap.
The California Distinguished Schools Program is on hiatus while California transitions to new assessment and accountability systems. In lieu of Distinguished Schools, we will be presenting the California Gold Ribbon Schools Award to honor our schools. The new award will recognize middle and high schools in 2015 and elementary schools in 2016.
2014 Elementary Schools Program
2014 Sponsors and Special Friends
- Wells Fargo
- California State Lottery
- California Community Foundation
- California Teachers Association
- Schools First Federal Credit Union
- Northern California Carpenters Regional Council
- California State Parent Teacher Association
- California School Boards Association
- The Booksource
- Travis Credit Union
Prior Year Programs
- 2013 Distinguished Middle and High Schools
- 2012 Distinguished Elementary Schools
- 2011 Distinguished Middle and High Schools
- 1986–2010 Distinguished School Awards
Other School Recognition Information
CalEdFacts School Recognition Section
California Department of Education's information and media guide about education in the State of California. For information on other topics, visit the full CalEdFacts.