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Release: #20-78
September 25, 2020

Contact: Jonathan Mendick
E-mail: communications@cde.ca.gov
Phone: 916-319-0818

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Congratulates California Schools Recognized as 2020 National Blue Ribbon Schools

SACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond today congratulated 33 California public schools that have been chosen as 2020 National Blue Ribbon Schools. This prestigious award honors public and private elementary, middle, and high schools that close achievement and opportunity gaps and where students achieve high learning standards.

“Congratulations to these schools for creating and sustaining tremendous programs that allow students to reach their full potential, leading to a successful future,” Thurmond said. “This recognition is well-deserved, and these programs are a model of success that we can all look to in terms of ensuring that all students are thriving.”

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

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 38-year history, the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program has now presented this award to more than 9,000 schools.

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 web page External link opens in new window or tab..
California’s National Blue Ribbon Public Schools for 2020
County District School

Alameda

Alameda Unified

Amelia Earhart Elementary

Contra Costa

San Ramon Valley Unified

Green Valley Elementary

Contra Costa

San Ramon Valley Unified

Hidden Hills Elementary

Los Angeles

Downey Unified

Ward (E. W.) Elementary

Los Angeles

Garvey Elementary

Monterey Vista Elementary

Los Angeles

Glendale Unified

Mountain Avenue Elementary

Los Angeles

Inglewood Unified

Wilder's Preparatory Academy Charter Middle

Los Angeles

Long Beach Unified

Kettering Elementary

Los Angeles

Long Beach Unified

Tincher Preparatory

Los Angeles

Los Angeles Unified

Alliance Judy Ivie Burton Technology Academy High

Los Angeles

San Marino Unified

Carver Elementary

Los Angeles

South Pasadena Unified

Marengo Elementary

Orange

Fullerton Elementary

Laguna Road Elementary

Orange

Garden Grove Unified

Ethan B. Allen Elementary

Orange

Irvine Unified

Vista Verde

Riverside

Desert Sands Unified

James Monroe Elementary

Riverside

Temecula Valley Unified

Pauba Valley Elementary

Sacramento

Folsom-Cordova Unified

Riverview STEM Elementary

Sacramento

Sacramento City Unified

Phoebe A. Hearst Elementary

San Bernardino

Central Elementary

Coyote Canyon Elementary

San Bernardino

Etiwanda Elementary

Carleton P. Lightfoot Elementary

San Bernardino

Hesperia Unified

LaVerne Elementary Preparatory Academy

San Diego

Poway Unified

Adobe Bluffs Elementary

San Diego

Poway Unified

Monterey Ridge Elementary

San Diego

Poway Unified

Park Village Elementary

San Diego

San Diego Unified

Silver Gate Elementary

San Diego

Solana Beach Elementary

Solana Vista Elementary

San Francisco

San Francisco Unified

Yick Wo Elementary

San Mateo

Belmont-Redwood Shores Elementary

Fox Elementary

Santa Barbara

Montecito Union Elementary

Montecito Union

Santa Cruz

San Lorenzo Valley Unified

San Lorenzo Valley Elementary

Ventura

Conejo Valley Unified

Weathersfield Elementary

Ventura

Ventura County Office of Education

Meadows Arts and Technology Elementary


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

Last Reviewed: Friday, September 25, 2020
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