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California Distinguished Schools Awardees

California Distinguished Schools Awardees information.

This web page contains information about California Distinguished Schools (DS) Awardees.

1986–2021 California Distinguished Schools Data File (XLS; 217KB)

Note: California Distinguished Schools were not recognized in 2022, 2015–17, and 1991.

In 2022 California recognized schools that demonstrated innovation and exceptional work with the California Pivotal Practice Program.

From 2015–17 California recognized schools that demonstrated exemplary achievements with the California Gold Ribbon Schools Program.

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Note: The California Department of Education (CDE) California School Recognition Program (CSRP) uses the CDE California School Directory for county, district, and school names on awardee lists and award recognitions. All county, district, and school names are shown at the time of the award.

Questions: Awards Unit | awards@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0842 
Last Reviewed: Friday, September 30, 2022