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These 33 California schools ‘set a national example’ and receive latest US education award

The U.S. Department of Education recognized 33 National Blue Ribbon schools in California this year.

A total of 353 schools were recognized throughout the nation for “overall academic performance” and “progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups on assessment,” according to the news release. This is the 40th group of schools to be awarded the Blue Ribbon through the Department of Education.

“The honorees for our 2023 National Blue Ribbon Schools Award have set a national example for what it means to Raise the Bar in education,” said U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona in the Tuesday news release.

What is National Blue Ribbon School?

Each year the U.S. Department of Education recognizes both private and public schools at all educational levels.

The agency will look at elementary, middle and high schools and celebrate those that have had a high performance year or those that have closed the achievement gap, according to the U.S. Department of Education news release.

The agency has been recognizing schools with Blue Ribbons since 1982.

Distinguished 2023 California schools

Below is a list of the 33 schools that were awarded a 2023 Blue Ribbon in California, according to the U.S. Department of Education.

Alhambra

  • Martha Baldwin Elementary School: Alhambra Unified School District

Buena Park

  • Buena Terra Elementary School: Centralia Elementary School District

Cerritos

  • Charles J. Carver Elementary School: ABC Unified School District

Costa Mesa

  • Early College High School: Newport Mesa Unified School District

Eastvale

  • Eastvale Elementary School: Corona-Norco Unified School District

Fresno

  • Edison Computech School: Fresno Unified School District

  • Manchester Gate Elementary School: Fresno Unified School District

Garden Grove

  • A. G. Cook Elementary School: Garden Grove Unified School District

  • Thomas Paine Elementary School: Garden Grove Unified School District

Glendale

  • Glendale Unified School District: Horace Mann Elementary School

Hacienda Heights

  • Glen A. Wilson High School: Hacienda La Puente Unified School District

  • Los Molinos Elementary School: Hacienda La Puente Unified School District

  • Mesa Robles School: Hacienda La Puente Unified School District

  • Wedgeworth Elementary School: Hacienda La Puente Unified School District

Irvine

  • Crean Lutheran High School: Pacific Southwest District School District

La Verne

  • Grace Miller Elementary School: Bonita Unified School District.

Los Angeles

  • Downtown Magnets High School: Los Angeles Unified School District

Norco

  • John F. Kennedy Middle College High School: Corona-Norco Unified School District

Rancho Cucamonga

  • Terra Vista Elementary School: Etiwanda Elementary School District

San Diego

  • Garfield Elementary School: San Diego Unified School District

San Francisco

  • John Yehall Chin Elementary School: San Francisco Unified School District

  • Jose Ortega Elementary School: San Francisco Unified School District

  • Ulloa Elementary School: San Francisco Unified School District

San Pablo

  • Middle College High School: West Contra Costa Unified School District

Santa Barbara

  • Hope Elementary School: Hope Elementary School District

  • Peabody Charter School: Santa Barbara Unified School District

Stockton

  • Middle College High School at San Joaquin Delta College: Lodi Unified School District

Victorville

  • Sixth Street Prep STREAM: Victor Elementary School District

Vista

  • Casita Center for Technology, Science & Math: Vista Unified School District

West Covina

  • San Jose Charter Academy: San Jose Charter Academy

Westminster

  • Susan B. Anthony Elementary School: Garden Grove Unified School District

Whittier

  • Leffingwell Elementary School: East Whittier City School District

  • Oceanview Elementary School: East Whittier City Elementary School District

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