California Distinguished Award

California Distinguished Schools

2016 California Distinguished Schools

California Distinguished School Awards


A California Distinguished School is an award given by the California State Board of Education to public schools within the State of California that represent exemplary and quality educational programs. Approximately five percent of California schools are awarded this honor each year following a rigorous selection process. Eligibility is based on Federal and State criteria including the No Child Left Behind program, Academic Performance Index (API), and Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP).