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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.

Additional information can also be found on the April 27, 2021, State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Announces Additional 2021 California Distinguished Schools New Release #21-35.

County District School
Alameda Alameda Unified Alameda High
Alameda Alameda Unified Alameda Science and Technology Institute
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 Fremont Unified John F. Kennedy High
Alameda Livermore Valley Joint Unified William Mendenhall Middle
Alameda New Haven Unified James Logan High
Alameda Oakland Unified Downtown Charter Academy
Alameda Oakland Unified Oakland School for the Arts
Alamedas Oakland Unified Oakland Unity High
Alameda Piedmont City Unified Piedmont Middle
Alameda Pleasanton Unified Amador Valley High
Alameda Pleasanton Unified Foothill High
Alameda Pleasanton Unified Harvest Park Middle
Alameda Pleasanton Unified Pleasanton Middle
Contra Costa Acalanes Union High Acalanes High
Contra Costa Acalanes Union High Campolindo High
Contra Costa Acalanes Union High Miramonte High
Contra Costa John Swett Unified John Swett High
Contra Costa Mt. Diablo Unified Foothill Middle
Contra Costa San Ramon Valley Unified California High
Contra Costa San Ramon Valley Unified Dougherty Valley High
Contra Costa San Ramon Valley Unified Iron Horse Middle
Contra Costa San Ramon Valley Unified Monte Vista High
Contra Costa San Ramon Valley Unified Stone Valley Middle
Contra Costa West Contra Costa Unified Middle College High
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 Clovis Unified Clovis North High
Fresno Fresno Unified Baird Middle
Fresno Fresno Unified Design Science Middle College High
Fresno Fresno Unified Edison Computech
Fresno Fresno Unified Phillip J Patino School of Entrepreneurship
Fresno Fresno Unified University High
Fresno Kings Canyon Joint Unified General Grant Middle
Fresno Kings Canyon Joint Unified Reedley High
Fresno Kings Canyon Joint Unified Reedley Middle College High
Fresno Kingsburg Elementary Charter Rafer Johnson Junior High
Kern Fruitvale Elementary Fruitvale Junior High
Los Angeles ABC Unified Gahr (Richard) High
Los Angeles Alhambra Unified Mark Keppel High
Los Angeles Alhambra Unified San Gabriel High
Los Angeles Antelope Valley Union High SOAR High (Students On Academic Rise)
Los Angeles Arcadia Unified Richard Henry Dana Middle
Los Angeles Burbank Unified Luther Burbank Middle
Los Angeles Covina-Valley Unified South Hills High
Los Angeles El Segundo Unified El Segundo High
Los Angeles Garvey Elementary Garvey (Richard) Intermediate
Los Angeles Garvey Elementary Temple (Roger W.) Intermediate
Los Angeles Glendale Unified Anderson W. Clark Magnet High
Los Angeles Hawthorne Hawthorne Math and Science Academy
Los Angeles La Canada Unified La Canada High
Los Angeles Las Virgenes Unified Alice C. Stelle Middle
Los Angeles Lawndale Elementary Environmental Charter High
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 Angels Los Angeles Unified Alliance Collins Family College-Ready High
Los Angeles Los Angeles Unified

Alliance Gertz-Ressler Richard Merkin 6-12 Complex

Los Angeles Los Angeles Unified Alliance Leichtman-Levin Family Foundation Environmental Science High
Los Angeles Los Angeles Unified Alliance Marc & Eva Stern Math and Science
Los Angeles Los Angeles Unified Alliance Margaret M. Bloomfield Technology Academy High
Los Angeles Los Angeles Unified Alliance Tennenbaum Family Technology High
Los Angeles Los Angeles Unified Downtown Business High
Los Angeles Los Angeles Unified Dr. Richard A. Vladovic Harbor Teacher Preparation Academy
Los Angeles Los Angeles Unified Ednovate - USC Hybrid High College Prep
Los Angeles Los Angeles Unified Francisco Bravo Medical Magnet High
Los Angeles Los Angeles Unified Granada Hills Charter High
Los Angeles Los Angeles Unified Grover Cleveland Charter High
Los Angeles Los Angeles Unified High Tech LA
Los Angeles Los Angeles Unified James Jordan Middle
Los Angeles Los Angeles Unified John Marshall Senior High
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 Linda Esperanza Marquez High A Huntington Park Institute of Applied Medicine
Los Angeles Los Angeles Unified Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies
Los Angeles Los Angeles Unified Math and Science College Preparatory
Los Angeles Los Angeles Unified Math, Science, & Technology Magnet Academy at Roosevelt High
Los Angeles Los Angeles Unified Orthopaedic Hospital
Los Angeles Los Angeles Unified PUC Lakeview Charter High
Los Angeles Los Angeles Unified Renaissance Arts Academy
Los Angeles Los Angeles Unified Social Justice Leadership Academy at Esteban E. Torres High No. 5
Los Angeles Los Angeles Unified STEM Academy at Bernstein High
Los Angeles Los Angeles Unified Taft Charter High
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 Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified Palos Verdes Peninsula High
Los Angeles Rowland Unified John A. Rowland High
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 Torrance Unified North High
Los Angeles Torrance Unified South High
Los Angeles West Covina Unified Hollencrest Middle
Los Angeles Whittier Union High La Serna High
Los Angeles Whittier Union High Pioneer High
Los Angeles William S. Hart Union High Academy of the Canyons
Los Angeles William S. Hart Union High Golden Valley High
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 William S. Hart Union High West Ranch High
Los Angeles William S. Hart Union High William S. Hart High
Los Angeles Wiseburn Unified Da Vinci Science
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
Marin Tamalpais Union High Tamalpais High
Mono Mammoth Unified Mammoth Middle
Monterey Carmel Unified Carmel High
Monterey Pacific Grove Unified Pacific Grove Middle
Monterey Washington Union Elementary San Benancio Middle
Nevada Nevada Joint Union High William & Marian Ghidotti High
Orange Anaheim Union High John F. Kennedy High
Orange Anaheim Union High Oxford Academy
Orange Capistrano Unified Aliso Niguel High
Orange Capistrano Unified Ladera Ranch Middle
Orange Fullerton Elementary D. Russell Parks Junior High
Orange Fullerton Joint Union High Troy High
Orange Garden Grove Unified Hilton D. Bell Intermediate
Orange Garden Grove Unified James Irvine Intermediate
Orange Garden Grove Unified La Quinta High
Orange Garden Grove Unified Sarah McGarvin Intermediate
Orange Irvine Unified Lakeside Middle
Orange Irvine Unified Northwood High
Orange Irvine Unified University High
Orange Los Alamitos Unified Sharon Christa McAuliffe Middle
Orange Newport-Mesa Unified Early College High
Orange Ocean View Vista View Middle
Orange Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified Col. J. K. Tuffree Middle
Orange Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified Kraemer Middle
Orange Santa Ana Unified Middle College High
Orange Tustin Unified Arnold O. Beckman High
Orange Westminster Helen Stacey Middle
Placer Rocklin Unified Whitney High
Placer Roseville Joint Union High Antelope High
Placer Roseville Joint Union High Granite Bay High
Placer Roseville Joint Union High Oakmont High
Placer Western Placer Unified Glen Edwards Middle
Riverside Alvord Unified Hillcrest High
Riverside Corona-Norco Unified John F. Kennedy High
Riverside Desert Sands Unified Palm Desert High
Riverside Hemet Unified Western Center Academy
Riverside Lake Elsinore Unified Temescal Canyon High
Riverside Murrieta Valley Unified Dorothy McElhinney Middle
Riverside Perris Union High Paloma Valley High
Riverside Temecula Valley Unified Erle Stanley Gardner Middle
Riverside Temecula Valley Unified James L. Day Middle
Sacramento Elk Grove Unified Pleasant Grove High
Sacramento Folsom-Cordova Unified Folsom High
Sacramento Folsom-Cordova Unified Folsom Middle
Sacramento Folsom-Cordova Unified Vista del Lago High
Sacramento Natomas Unified Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep
Sacramento Natomas Unified Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep Middle
Sacramento Sacramento City Unified West Campus

Sacramento

Twin Rivers Unified Westside Preparatory Charter
San Bernardino Fontana Unified Summit High
San Bernardino Redlands Unified Redlands Senior High
San Bernardino San Bernardino City Unified Middle College High
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 Carlsbad Unified Sage Creek High
San Diego Escondido Union High Classical Academy High
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 Kearny Digital Media & Design
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 Mira Mesa High
San Diego San Diego Unified Preuss School UCSD
San Diego San Diego Unified Scripps Ranch High
San Diego San Dieguito Union High Canyon Crest Academy
San Diego San Dieguito Union High Diegueno Middle
San Diego San Dieguito Union High Torrey Pines High
San Diego San Marcos Unified Mission Hills High
San Diego Sweetwater Union High Hilltop Senior High
San Diego Vista Unified Mission Vista High
San Francisco San Francisco Unified Lowell High
San Francisco San Francisco Unified Roosevelt Middle
San Joaquin Stockton Unified Health Careers Academy
San Joaquin Stockton Unified Stockton Unified Early College Academy
San Joaquin Tracy Joint Unified Merrill F. West High
San Mateo Belmont-Redwood Shores Elementary Ralston Intermediate
San Mateo Burlingame Elementary Burlingame Intermediate
San Mateo Portola Valley Elementary Corte Madera
San Mateo Sequoia Union High Carlmont High
Santa Clara Alum Rock Union Elementary KIPP Heartwood Academy
Santa Clara Berryessa Union Elementary Morrill Middle
Santa Clara Campbell Union High Branham High
Santa Clara Cupertino Union Joaquin Miller Middle
Santa Clara Cupertino Union Sam H. Lawson Middle
Santa Clara East Side Union High Evergreen Valley High
Santa Clara East Side Union High KIPP San Jose Collegiate
Santa Clara Franklin-McKinley Elementary College Connection Academy
Santa Clara Fremont Union High Cupertino High
Santa Clara Fremont Union High Monta Vista High
Santa Clara Milpitas Unified Rancho Milpitas Middle
Santa Clara Santa Clara County Office of Education University Preparatory Academy Charter
Santa Cruz Santa Cruz County Office of Education Pacific Collegiate Charter
Shasta Anderson Union High West Valley High
Solano Fairfield-Suisun Unified Angelo Rodriguez High
Sonoma Cotati-Rohnert Park Unified Credo High
Stanislaus Sylvan Union Elementary Daniel J. Savage Middle
Tulare Tulare County Office of Education University Preparatory High
Ventura Oak Park Unified Oak Park High
Ventura Oxnard Union High Rancho Campana High
Yuba Marysville Joint Unified Marysville Charter Academy for the Arts
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Last Reviewed: Tuesday, May 11, 2021
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