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California Department of Education
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Release: #19-64
September 26, 2019
Contact: Jonathan Mendick
E-mail: communications@cde.ca.gov
Phone: 916-319-0818

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Congratulates California Schools Recognized as 2019 National Blue Ribbon Schools

SACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond today congratulated 30 California public schools that have been chosen as 2019 National Blue Ribbon Schools. This coveted award honors public and private elementary, middle, and high schools where students achieve high learning standards.

“Congratulations to these schools that have tremendous programs dedicated to, and invested in, creating state-of-the-art learning and teaching environments,” Thurmond said. “This recognition is well-deserved, and special thanks go to the educators and the school communities that meet students’ unique needs in order for all of their students to reach their full potential.”

The award affirms the hard work of educators, families, and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students master challenging and engaging content. In its 37-year history, the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program has presented this award to more than 9,000 schools.

Schools are recognized based on schoolwide student scores, subgroup student scores, and graduation rates. They are among their state’s highest performing schools as measured by state assessments or national tests.

Public schools are nominated by top education officials in each state, the Department of Defense Education Activity, and the Bureau of Indian Education. More information about the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program can be found on the U.S. Department of Education National Blue Ribbon Schools website.

California’s National Blue Ribbon Public Schools for 2019
County

District

School

Alameda

Alameda County Office of Education

Yu Ming Charter School

Fresno

Clovis Unified

Liberty Elementary School

Los Angeles

ABC Unified

Frank C. Leal Elementary School

Los Angeles

ABC Unified

Joe A. Gonsalves Elementary School

Los Angeles

Arcadia Unified

Longley Way Elementary School

Los Angeles

Glendale Unified

Monte Vista Elementary School

Los Angeles

Los Angeles Unified

Clover Avenue Elementary School

Los Angeles

Los Angeles Unified

Fairburn Avenue Elementary School

Los Angeles

Newhall School District

Oak Hills Elementary School

Los Angeles

Newhall School District

Pico Canyon Elementary School

Los Angeles

Newhall School District

Stevenson Ranch Elementary School

Los Angeles

Redondo Beach Unified

Tulita Elementary School

Los Angeles

South Pasadena Unified

Arroyo Vista Elementary School

Los Angeles

South Pasadena Unified

Monterey Hills Elementary School

Monterey

Pacific Grove

Robert Down Elementary School

Orange

Anaheim Union High

Oxford Academy

Orange

Fullerton Elementary

Acacia Elementary School

Orange

Fullerton Elementary

Robert C. Fisler School

Orange

Irvine Unified

Stonegate Elementary School

Orange

Laguna Beach Unified

El Morro Elementary School

Orange

Ocean View

Circle View Elementary School

Sacramento

Elk Grove Unified

Arnold Adreani Elementary School

San Benito

Hollister

Accelerated Achievement Academy

San Bernardino

Etiwanda Elementary

Day Creek Intermediate School

San Diego

Carlsbad Unified

Aviara Oaks Elementary School

San Diego

Del Mar Union Elementary

Del Mar Hills Academy

San Diego

San Diego Unified

Torrey Pines Elementary School

San Francisco

San Francisco Unified

Lowell Alternative High School

San Joaquin

Lodi Unified

Elkhorn Elementary School

Santa Clara

Campbell Union

Forest Hill Elementary School


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Tony Thurmond — State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Communications Division, Room 5602, 916-319-0818, Fax 916-319-0100

Last Reviewed: Thursday, September 26, 2019
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