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State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Congratulates Albany Middle School as one of the California Schools Recognized as a 2017 National Blue Ribbon Schools (click for info)

 

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson today congratulated 22 California public schools that have been chosen as 2017 National Blue Ribbon Schools. This coveted award honors public and private elementary, middle, and high schools where students achieve high learning standards or are making notable improvements in closing the achievement gap.

“Congratulations to all the schools on this list and to the educators, parents, students, and communities for helping students believe in themselves, set high goals, and realize their potential,” Torlakson said. “You are shining examples of the terrific things happening in California public education, and we must keep our momentum going because the California Way is to move forward and upward.”


The California winners are among 342 schools announced this morning by U.S. Department of Education. In its 35-year history, the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program has presented this award to more than 8,500 schools.


All schools are recognized in one of two performance categories, based on all student scores, subgroup student scores, and graduation rates:

•   Exemplary High Performing Schools are among their state’s highest performing schools as measured by state assessments or national tests.

•   Exemplary Achievement Gap Closing Schools are among their state’s highest performing schools in closing achievement gaps between a school’s student groups and all students over the past five years.


Public schools are nominated by top education officials in each state, the Department of Defense Education Activity, and the Bureau of Indian Education.

More information about the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program can be found on the U.S. Department of Education website.

California's National Blue Ribbon Public Schools for 2017

County

District

School

Alameda

Albany USD

Albany Middle School

Los Angeles

Los Angeles USD

Alliance Dr. Olga Mohan High School

Alameda

Pleasanton USD

Amador Valley High School

Sacramento

Elk Grove USD

Arlene Hein Elementary School

Los Angeles

Long Beach USD

California Academy of Mathematics and Science

Fresno

Clay Joint Elementary SD

Clay Joint Elementary School

Santa Clara

Moreland School District

George C. Payne Elementary School

Los Angeles

Los Angeles USD

Harbor Teacher Preparation Academy

Tulare

Porterville USD

Harmony Magnet Academy

Orange County

Los Alamitos USD

Jack L. Weaver Elementary School

Humboldt

Jacoby Creek Elementary

Jacoby Creek Elementary School

Los Angeles

Los Angeles USD

KIPP Comienza Community Prep

Los Angeles

East Whittier City SD

Leffingwell Elementary School

Sonoma

Liberty Elementary SD

Liberty Elementary School

San Diego

Carlsbad USD

Pacific Rim Elementary School

Ventura

Moorpark USD

Peach Hill Academy

Placer

Tahoe-Truckee USD

Sierra Expeditionary Learning School

San Francisco

San Francisco USD

Sunset Elementary School

Los Angeles

Los Angeles USD

Vintage Math / Science / Technology Magnet Elementary School

Los Angeles

Hacienda La Puente USD

Wedgeworth Elementary School

Ventura

Moorpark USD

Peach Hill Academy

El Dorado

Buckeye USD

William Brooks Elementary School

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The California Department of Education is a state agency led by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson. For more information, please visit the California Department of Education’s website or by mobile device. You may also follow Superintendent Torlakson on Twitter, Facebook, andYouTube


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