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CA Distinguished Schools Awardees 2021

California Distinguished Schools Awardees for 2021.

California is recognizing outstanding education programs and practices in middle and high schools in 2021.

Note: The California DS Program uses the California Department of Education (CDE) California School Directory for county, district, and schools names on the awardees list and award recognitions.

Additional information can be found on the March 18, 2021, State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Announces 2021 California Distinguished Schools News Release #21-20.

County District School
Alameda Albany City Unified Albany Middle
Alameda Berkeley Unified Martin Luther King Middle
Alameda Castro Valley Unified Canyon Middle
Alameda Dublin Unified Eleanor Murray Fallon
Alameda Livermore Valley Joint Unified William Mendenhall Middle
Alameda Oakland Unified Downtown Charter Academy
Alameda Piedmont City Unified Piedmont Middle
Alameda Pleasanton Unified Harvest Park Middle
Alameda Pleasanton Unified Pleasanton Middle
Contra Costa Mt. Diablo Unified Foothill Middle
Contra Costa San Ramon Valley Unified Iron Horse Middle
Contra Costa San Ramon Valley Unified Stone Valley Middle
El Dorado Buckeye Union Elementary Rolling Hills Middle
El Dorado Latrobe Miller's Hill
El Dorado Rescue Union Elementary Marina Village Middle
Fresno Clovis Unified Clark Intermediate
Fresno Fresno Unified Baird Middle
Fresno Fresno Unified Edison Computech
Fresno Kings Canyon Joint Unified General Grant Middle
Fresno Kingsburg Elementary Charter Rafer Johnson Junior High
Kern Fruitvale Elementary Fruitvale Junior High
Los Angeles Arcadia Unified Richard Henry Dana Middle
Los Angeles Burbank Unified Luther Burbank Middle
Los Angeles Garvey Elementary Garvey (Richard) Intermediate
Los Angeles Garvey Elementary Temple (Roger W.) Intermediate
Los Angeles La Canada Unified La Canada High
Los Angeles Las Virgenes Unified Alice C. Stelle Middle
Los Angeles Long Beach Unified Helen Keller Middle
Los Angeles Long Beach Unified Hughes Middle
Los Angeles Long Beach Unified Marshall Academy of the Arts
Los Angeles Los Angeles Unified Alliance Gertz-Ressler Richard Merkin 6-12 Complex
Los Angeles Los Angeles Unified James Jordan Middle
Los Angeles Los Angeles Unified KIPP Los Angeles College Preparatory
Los Angeles Los Angeles Unified KIPP Sol Academy
Los Angeles Los Angeles Unified Larchmont Charter
Los Angeles Los Angeles Unified Libertas College Preparatory Charter
Los Angeles Los Angeles Unified Renaissance Arts Academy
Los Angeles Norwalk-La Mirada Unified Arlie F. Hutchinson Middle
Los Angeles Norwalk-La Mirada Unified Los Coyotes Middle
Los Angeles Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified Palos Verdes Intermediate
Los Angeles San Gabriel Unified Jefferson Middle
Los Angeles South Pasadena Unified South Pasadena Middle
Los Angeles Torrance Unified Bert M. Lynn Middle
Los Angeles Torrance Unified Calle Mayor Middle
Los Angeles Torrance Unified Casimir Middle
Los Angeles Torrance Unified Edward J. Richardson Middle
Los Angeles Torrance Unified Madrona Middle
Los Angeles West Covina Unified Hollencrest Middle
Los Angeles William S. Hart Union High Placerita Junior High
Los Angeles William S. Hart Union High Rancho Pico Junior High
Los Angeles William S. Hart Union High Rio Norte Junior High
Los Angeles Wiseburn Unified Richard Henry Dana Middle
Madera Alview-Dairyland Union Elementary Dairyland Elementary
Marin Larkspur-Corte Madera Hall Middle
Marin Mill Valley Elementary Mill Valley Middle
Mono Mammoth Unified Mammoth Middle
Monterey Pacific Grove Unified Pacific Grove Middle
Monterey Washington Union Elementary San Benancio Middle
Orange Anaheim Union High Oxford Academy
Orange Capistrano Unified Ladera Ranch Middle
Orange Fullerton Elementary D. Russell Parks Junior High
Orange Garden Grove Unified Hilton D. Bell Intermediate
Orange Garden Grove Unified James Irvine Intermediate
Orange Garden Grove Unified Sarah McGarvin Intermediate
Orange Irvine Unified Lakeside Middle
Orange Los Alamitos Unified Sharon Christa McAuliffe Middle
Orange Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified Col. J. K. Tuffree Middle
Orange Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified Kraemer Middle
Orange Westminster Helen Stacey Middle
Placer Western Placer Unified Glen Edwards Middle
Riverside Hemet Unified Western Center Academy
Riverside Murrieta Valley Unified Dorothy McElhinney Middle
Riverside Temecula Valley Unified Erle Stanley Gardner Middle
Riverside Temecula Valley Unified James L. Day Middle
Sacramento Folsom-Cordova Unified Folsom Middle
Sacramento Natomas Unified Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep Middle

Sacramento

Twin Rivers Unified Westside Preparatory Charter
San Bernardino San Bernardino City Unified Richardson PREP HI Middle
San Bernardino Victor Valley Union High Cobalt Institute of Math and Science Academy
San Bernardino Victor Valley Union High University Preparatory
San Diego Bonsall Unified Norman L. Sullivan Middle
San Diego Poway Unified Black Mountain Middle
San Diego San Diego County Office of Education Literacy First Charter
San Diego San Diego Unified Challenger Middle
San Diego San Diego Unified Lewis Middle
San Diego San Diego Unified Magnolia Science Academy San Diego
San Diego San Diego Unified Marshall Middle
San Diego San Diego Unified Preuss School UCSD
San Diego San Dieguito Union High Diegueno Middle
San Francisco San Francisco Unified Roosevelt Middle
San Mateo Belmont-Redwood Shores Elementary Ralston Intermediate
San Mateo Burlingame Elementary Burlingame Intermediate
San Mateo Portola Valley Elementary Corte Madera
Santa Clara Alum Rock Union Elementary KIPP Heartwood Academy
Santa Clara Berryessa Union Elementary Morrill Middle
Santa Clara Cupertino Union Joaquin Miller Middle
Santa Clara Cupertino Union Sam H. Lawson Middle
Santa Clara Franklin-McKinley Elementary College Connection Academy
Santa Clara Milpitas Unified Rancho Milpitas Middle
Santa Clara Santa Clara County Office of Education University Preparatory Academy Charter
Stanislaus Sylvan Union Elementary Daniel J. Savage Middle
Yuba Marysville Joint Unified Marysville Charter Academy for the Arts
Questions: Awards Team | awards@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0842 
Last Reviewed: Thursday, March 18, 2021
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