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California Distinguished Schools Program

Honors some of California's most exemplary and inspiring public schools. Schools selected for the Distinguished School Award demonstrate significant gains in narrowing the achievement gap.

The California Distinguished Schools Program is on hiatus while California transitions to new assessment and accountability systems. In lieu of Distinguished Schools, we will be presenting the California Gold Ribbon Schools Award to honor our schools. The new award will recognize middle and high schools in 2015 and elementary schools in 2016.

2014 Elementary Schools Program
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2014 Sponsors and Special Friends
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Prior Year Programs
Awards 1986-2014
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Last Reviewed: Thursday, July 14, 2016
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