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2017 Gold Ribbon School!

from CDE http://www.cde.ca.gov/nr/ne/yr17/yr17rel28.asp

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces 2017 California Gold Ribbon Schools

SACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson today announced that 275 middle schools and high schools are being honored under the Gold Ribbon Schools Awards Program.

The list of recognized schools is attached at the end of this press release.

“These terrific schools are leading the way in embracing our new rigorous academic standards and showing others how to help students succeed on their way to 21st century careers and college,” Torlakson said. “I look forward to travelling the state to honor these schools and to help share the programs, methods, and techniques that are working.”                    

The California Gold Ribbon Schools Award was created to honor schools in place of the California Distinguished Schools Program, which is on hiatus while California creates new assessment, accountability, and continuous improvement systems. 477 middle schools and high schools applied this year.

Schools applied for the award based on a model program or practice their school has adopted that includes standards-based activities, projects, strategies, and practices that can be replicated by other local educational agencies. The award acknowledged elementary schools last year.

The Gold Ribbon Awards recognize California schools that have made gains in implementing the academic content and performance standards adopted by the State Board of Education. These include the California Standards for English Language Arts and Mathematics, California English Language Development Standards, and Next Generation Science Standards.

These schools represent examples of not just excellent teaching, learning, and collaborating, but also highly successful school climate efforts, ranging from real time conflict resolution to positive behavior intervention. Some examples of this year’s honorees are:

  • Bear River High School, Nevada Joint Union High School District: The Bruin Time program at Bear River High School was developed to improve the performance of struggling students. Bruin Time is a 41-minute period built into the school day four days a week for the purpose of providing tutoring and other interventions for struggling students.

  • Chico High School, Chico Unified School District: Chico High School has initiated and developed six College and Career Technical Education Pathways: Agriculture Mechanics/Manufacturing; Architecture/Engineering; Health; Information, Communication, Technology; Design, Arts, Media, and Agri-science. These programs are meant to motivate students by providing them with real-life, problem-based learning that will help keep them engaged in their studies and prepare them for their next chapter, whether it's a job, trade school, community college, or a four-year university.

  • Downtown Magnets High School, Los Angeles Unified School District: Downtown Magnets High School has implemented an initiative called the Comprehensive Mathematics Achievement Gap plan, which aims to target the mathematics achievement gap that has historically existed between African-American and Latino students and their Caucasian and Asian counterparts. The plan provides assistance and tutoring within and outside of the school day and draws upon the support of teachers, administrators, parents, and community members.

  • Middle College High School, West Contra Costa Unified School District: Middle College High School collaborated with Contra Costa College to create an Early College High School program, which helps prepare them for college by increasing their exposure to college. It has helped increase the number of students who graduate from high school and go on to pursue post-secondary education.

  • Warm Springs Middle School, Murrieta Valley Unified School District: The AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) program was implemented at Warm Springs Middle School to help encourage students whose parents did not attend college to enroll in college. AVID enhances instruction, school-wide systems, culture and climate, and leadership to focus on preparing students for college and career readiness.

Additionally, Gold Ribbon awardees that are also Title I schools were recognized as Academic Achieving Schools and are identified as such on the list. This additional recognition is given only to schools receiving federal Title I funds that assist in meeting the educational needs of students living at or below the poverty line.

The 2017 Gold Ribbon Schools as well as the 2017 Exemplary Program recipients, Title I Academic Achieving Award Schools, 2017 Green Ribbon Schools, 2017 Civic Learning Award Schools, and the National Blue Ribbon Schools from 2016, will be honored in May during regional ceremonies held in Costa Mesa, Santa Clara, Los Angeles, Visalia, and Sacramento.

The Gold Ribbon Schools being recognized for Exemplary Programs in Arts Education and Physical Education and Nutrition will be announced soon.

Please visit the California Gold Ribbon Schools Program on the California Department of Education’s (CDE’s) Web site.

The CDE California School Recognition Program is presented by San Mateo-based California Casualty.

2017 California Gold Ribbon Schools
County District School

Alameda

Alameda Unified School District

Alameda Science & Technology Institute

Alameda

Alameda Unified School District

Will C. Wood Middle School

Alameda

Dublin Unified School District

Dublin High School

Alameda

Dublin Unified School District

Eleanor Murray Fallon

Alameda

Dublin Unified School District

Wells Middle School

Alameda

Fremont Unified School District

American High School

Alameda

Fremont Unified School District

Centerville Junior High School

Alameda

Fremont Unified School District

G.M. Walters Junior High School

Alameda

Fremont Unified School District

Irvington High School

Alameda

Fremont Unified School District

Thornton Junior High

Alameda

Fremont Unified School District

Washington High School

Alameda

Fremont Unified School District

William Hopkins Jr. High School

Alameda

Hayward Unified School District

Impact Academy of Arts & Technology

Alameda

Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District

Andrew N. Christensen Middle School

Alameda

Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District

William Mendenhall Middle School

Alameda

Oakland Unified School District

Downtown Charter Academy

Alameda

Pleasanton Unified School District

Harvest Park Middle School

Butte

Butte County Office of Education

CORE Butte Charter School

Butte

Chico Unified School District

Bidwell Jr. High School

Butte

Chico Unified School District

Chico High School

Butte

Gridley Unified School District

Gridley High School

Contra Costa

Brentwood Union School District

J. Douglas Adams Middle School

Contra Costa

Brentwood Union School District

William B. Bristow Middle School

Contra Costa

Contra Costa Office of Education

Clayton Valley Charter High School

Contra Costa

Mt. Diablo Unified School District

Diablo View Middle School

Contra Costa

San Ramon Valley Unified School District

Stone Valley Middle

Contra Costa

Walnut Creek School District

Walnut Creek Intermediate School

Contra Costa

West Contra Costa Unified School District

Middle College High School

Contra Costa

West Contra Costa Unified School District

Richmond Charter Academy

El Dorado

Buckeye Union School District

Camerado Springs Middle School

El Dorado

Buckeye Union School District

Rolling Hills Middle School

Fresno

Clovis Unified School District

Clovis North Education Center - Granite Ridge

Fresno

Fresno Unified School District

Baird Middle School

Fresno

Fresno Unified School District

Design Science Early College High School*

Fresno

Fresno Unified School District

Edison High School*

Fresno

Fresno Unified School District

University High School

Fresno

Kings Canyon Unified School District

Navelencia Middle School*

Fresno

Kingsburg Elementary Charter School District

Rafer Johnson Junior High

Imperial

Calipatria Unified School District

Calipatria High School*

Imperial

Holtville Unified School District

Holtville Junior High School*

Kern

Fruitvale Elementary School District

Fruitvale Junior High School

Kern

Panama-Buena Vista Union School District

Earl Warren Junior High School

Kern

Rosedale Union School District

Freedom Middle School

Kern

Wasco Union High School District

Wasco Union High School*

Los Angeles

ABC Unified School District

Carmenita Middle School

Los Angeles

ABC Unified School District

Gretchen A. Whitney High School

Los Angeles

ABC Unified School District

Ross Academy of Creative and Media Arts*

Los Angeles

ABC Unified School District

Tetzlaff Accelerated Learning Academy

Los Angeles

Alhambra Unified School District

Alhambra High School*

Los Angeles

Alhambra Unified School District

San Gabriel High School*

Los Angeles

Bonita Unified School District

Bonita High School

Los Angeles

Bonita Unified School District

Lone Hill Middle School*

Los Angeles

Burbank Unified School District

Burbank High School

Los Angeles

Burbank Unified School District

David Starr Jordan Middle School*

Los Angeles

Burbank Unified School District

John Muir Middle School*

Los Angeles

Burbank Unified School District

Luther Burbank Middle School*

Los Angeles

Claremont Unified School District

El Roble Intermediate

Los Angeles

Covina-Valley Unified School District

South Hills High School

Los Angeles

Culver City Unified School District

Culver City High

Los Angeles

Culver City Unified School District

Culver City Middle School*

Los Angeles

Downey Unified School District

Griffiths Middle School*

Los Angeles

East Whittier City School District

Granada Middle School

Los Angeles

El Monte Union High School District

Arroyo High School

Los Angeles

El Rancho Unified School District

Steam Academy at Burke*

Los Angeles

Glendora Unified School District

Robert H. Goddard Middle School

Los Angeles

Glendora Unified School District

Sandburg Middle School*

Los Angeles

Inglewood Unified School District

Animo Inglewood Charter High School*

Los Angeles

Inglewood Unified School District

Wilder's Preparatory Academy Charter Middle School

Los Angeles

Las Virgenes Unified School District

A.E. Wright Middle School*

Los Angeles

Lennox Elementary School District

Ánimo Leadership Charter High School*

Los Angeles

Los Angeles Unified School District

Alliance Marc and Eva Stern Math and Science School*

Los Angeles

Los Angeles Unified School District

Benjamin Franklin High School*

Los Angeles

Los Angeles Unified School District

Camino Nuevo Charter Academy Dalzell Lance Campus*

Los Angeles

Los Angeles Unified School District

Downtown Magnets High School*

Los Angeles

Los Angeles Unified School District

Eagle Rock Junior/Senior High*

Los Angeles

Los Angeles Unified School District

Francisco Bravo Medical Magnet High School*

Los Angeles

Los Angeles Unified School District

Granada Hills Charter High School*

Los Angeles

Los Angeles Unified School District

HighTech LA*

Los Angeles

Los Angeles Unified School District

International Studies Learning Center at Legacy Complex*

Los Angeles

Los Angeles Unified School District

James A. Garfield High School*

Los Angeles

Los Angeles Unified School District

John Burroughs Middle School*

Los Angeles

Los Angeles Unified School District

John Marshall High School*

Los Angeles

Los Angeles Unified School District

King Drew Magnet High School of Medicine and Science*

Los Angeles

Los Angeles Unified School District

Math, Science, and Technology Magnet Academy at Roosevelt High School*

Los Angeles

Los Angeles Unified School District

PUC CALS Charter Middle School and Early College High School*

Los Angeles

Los Angeles Unified School District

PUC Early College Academy for Leaders and Scholars*

Los Angeles

Los Angeles Unified School District

PUC Triumph Charter Academy and PUC Triumph Charter High School*

Los Angeles

Los Angeles Unified School District

Robert A. Millikan Middle School

Los Angeles

Los Angeles Unified School District

Sherman Oaks Center for Enriched Studies*

Los Angeles

Los Angeles Unified School District

Thomas Starr King Film and Media Magnet*

Los Angeles

Monrovia Unified School District

Clifton Middle School

Los Angeles

Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District

Arlie F. Hutchinson Middle School

Los Angeles

Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District

La Mirada High School

Los Angeles

Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District

Los Coyotes Middle School

Los Angeles

Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District

Palos Verdes Peninsula High School

Los Angeles

Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District

Ridgecrest Intermediate School

Los Angeles

Rowland Unified School District

Alvarado Intermediate School*

Los Angeles

Rowland Unified School District

John A. Rowland High School

Los Angeles

San Gabriel Unified School District

Gabrielino High School

Los Angeles

South Pasadena Unified School District

South Pasadena High School*

Los Angeles

South Pasadena Unified School District

South Pasadena Middle School*

Los Angeles

Temple City Unified School District

Oak Avenue Intermediate School*

Los Angeles

Temple City Unified School District

Temple City High School

Los Angeles

Torrance Unified School District

Bert M. Lynn Middle School

Los Angeles

Torrance Unified School District

Calle Mayor Middle School

Los Angeles

Torrance Unified School District

North High School

Los Angeles

Torrance Unified School District

Philip Magruder Middle School*

Los Angeles

Torrance Unified School District

South High School

Los Angeles

Valle Lindo School District

Dean L. Shively*

Los Angeles

Walnut Valley Unified School District

Diamond Bar High School

Los Angeles

Walnut Valley Unified School District

Walnut High School

Los Angeles

West Covina Unified School District

Edgewood High School

Los Angeles

Westside Union Elementary School District

Hillview Middle School

Los Angeles

William S. Hart Union High School District

Canyon High School

Los Angeles

William S. Hart Union High School District

Golden Valley High School

Los Angeles

William S. Hart Union High School District

Rancho Pico Junior High School

Los Angeles

William S. Hart Union High School District

Sierra Vista Junior High School

Los Angeles

William S. Hart Union High School District

William S. Hart Senior High School

Marin

Mill Valley School District

Mill Valley Middle School*

Marin

Novato Unified School District

Novato High School

Marin

Novato Unified School District

San Marin High School

Marin

Reed Union School District

Del Mar Middle School*

Marin

Tamalpais Union High School District

Sir Francis Drake High School

Marin

Tamalpais Union High School District

Tamalpais High School*

Mariposa

Mariposa County Unified School District

Mariposa County High School*

Monterey

Pacific Grove Unified School District

Pacific Grove High School

Monterey

Salinas Union High School District

Salinas High School*

Napa

Napa Valley Unified School District

Napa High School

Napa

St. Helena Unified School District

Robert Louis Stevenson Middle School

Nevada

Nevada Joint Union High School District

Bear River High School

Nevada

Nevada Joint Union High School District

William and Marian Ghidotti Early College High School

Orange

Anaheim Union High School District

Cypress High School

Orange

Anaheim Union High School District

John F. Kennedy High School

Orange

Anaheim Union High School District

Lexington Junior High School

Orange

Anaheim Union High School District

Oxford Academy

Orange

Anaheim Union High School District

Western High School*

Orange

Brea Olinda Unified School District

Brea Junior High School

Orange

Brea Olinda Unified School District

Brea Olinda High School

Orange

Capistrano Unified School District

Ladera Ranch Middle School

Orange

Fullerton Joint Union High School District

D. Russell Parks Junior High School

Orange

Fullerton Joint Union High School District

Troy High School

Orange

Garden Grove Unified School District

Alamitos Intermediate*

Orange

Garden Grove Unified School District

Dr. Walter C. Ralston Intermediate School*

Orange

Garden Grove Unified School District

Hilton D. Bell Intermediate

Orange

Huntington Beach Union High School District

Westminster High School*

Orange

Irvine Unified School District

Irvine High School

Orange

Irvine Unified School District

Sierra Vista Middle School

Orange

Laguna Beach Unified School District

Laguna Beach High School

Orange

Newport Mesa Unified School District

Charles TeWinkle Middle School*

Orange

Orange County Department of Education

Samueli Academy*

Orange

Orange Unified School District

Villa Park High School

Orange

Placentia Yorba Linda School District

Colonel J.K. Tuffree Middle School

Orange

Placentia Yorba Linda School District

Yorba Linda Middle School

Orange

Saddleback Valley Unified School District

La Paz Intermediate School

Orange

Santa Ana Unified School District

Douglas MacArthur Fundamental Intermediate*

Orange

Santa Ana Unified School District

Middle College High School*

Orange

Santa Ana Unified School District

Orange County School of the Arts*

Orange

Westminster School District

Helen Stacey Middle School*

Orange

Westminster School District

Johnson Middle School*

Orange

Westminster School District

Warner Middle School*

Placer

Roseville Joint Union High School District

Antelope High School*

Placer

Roseville Joint Union High School District

Granite Bay High School

Placer

Roseville Joint Union High School District

Oakmont High School

Placer

Roseville Joint Union High School District

Roseville High School*

Placer

Tahoe Truckee Unified School District

Alder Creek Middle School

Placer

Tahoe Truckee Unified School District

North Tahoe School*

Placer

Tahoe Truckee Unified School District

Tahoe Truckee High School

Riverside

Corona Norco Unified School District

Citrus Hills Intermediate School

Riverside

Corona Norco Unified School District

Corona Fundamental Intermediate School*

Riverside

Corona Norco Unified School District

Corona High School

Riverside

Corona Norco Unified School District

Dr. Augustine Ramirez Intermediate School

Riverside

Corona Norco Unified School District

El Cerrito Middle

Riverside

Corona Norco Unified School District

John F. Kennedy Middle College High School

Riverside

Corona Norco Unified School District

Letha Raney Intermediate School*

Riverside

Corona Norco Unified School District

Norco Intermediate School

Riverside

Corona Norco Unified School District

River Heights Intermediate School

Riverside

Corona Norco Unified School District

Santiago High School

Riverside

Desert Sands Unified School District

Palm Desert Charter Middle School

Riverside

Hemet Unified School District

Western Center Academy

Riverside

Menifee Union School District

Bell Mountain Middle School

Riverside

Murrieta Valley Unified School District

Dorothy McElhinney Middle School

Riverside

Murrieta Valley Unified School District

Shivela Middle School

Riverside

Murrieta Valley Unified School District

Vista Murrieta High School

Riverside

Murrieta Valley Unified School District

Warm Springs Middle School

Riverside

Perris Union High School District

California Military Institute

Riverside

Riverside Unified School District

Amelia Earhart Middle School

Riverside

Riverside Unified School District

Frank Augustus Miller Middle School

Riverside

Riverside Unified School District

Martin Luther King High School

Riverside

Riverside Unified School District

Riverside STEM Academy

Riverside

San Jacinto Unified School District

San Jacinto Leadership Academy

Riverside

Temecula Valley Unified School District

Bella Vista Middle School

Riverside

Temecula Valley Unified School District

Chaparral High School

Riverside

Temecula Valley Unified School District

Erle Stanley Middle School

Riverside

Temecula Valley Unified School District

Great Oak High School

Riverside

Temecula Valley Unified School District

Temecula Middle School

Riverside

Temecula Valley Unified School District

Temecula Valley High School

Riverside

Temecula Valley Unified School District

Vail Ranch Middle

Sacramento

Elk Grove Unified School District

Cosumnes Oaks High School

Sacramento

Elk Grove Unified School District

Elk Grove High School

Sacramento

Elk Grove Unified School District

Franklin High School

Sacramento

Folsom Cordova Unified School District

Vista del Lago High School

Sacramento

Natomas Unified School District

Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep High School

Sacramento

Natomas Unified School District

Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep Middle

Sacramento

Sacramento City Unified School District

California Middle School*

Sacramento

Sacramento City Unified School District

School of Engineering and Sciences*

San Bernardino

Barstow Unified School District

Barstow STEM Academy*

San Bernardino

Chaffey Joint Union High School District

Alta Loma High School

San Bernardino

Chaffey Joint Union High School District

Etiwanda High School

San Bernardino

Chaffey Joint Union High School District

Los Osos High School

San Bernardino

Chaffey Joint Union High School District

Montclair High School*

San Bernardino

Chaffey Joint Union High School District

Rancho Cucamonga High School

San Bernardino

Morongo Unified School District

Twentynine Palms High School

San Bernardino

Redlands Unified School District

E.M. Cope Middle School

San Bernardino

Redlands Unified School District

Moore Middle School

San Bernardino

San Bernardino City Unified School District

Richardson PREP HI Middle School*

San Diego

Bonsall Unified School District

Norman A. Sullivan Middle School*

San Diego

Cajon Valley School District

EJE Academies*

San Diego

Carlsbad Unified School District

Aviara Oaks Middle School

San Diego

Carlsbad Unified School District

Calavera Hills Middle School*

San Diego

Escondido Union High School District

Classical Academy High School

San Diego

Escondido Union High School District

Del Lago Academy - Campus of Applied Science

San Diego

Fallbrook Union High School District

Fallbrook High School*

San Diego

Grossmont Union High School District

Grossmont High School

San Diego

Grossmont Union High School District

Santana High School

San Diego

Lakeside Union School District

River Valley Charter School

San Diego

Poway Unified School District

Del Norte High School

San Diego

Poway Unified School District

Mt. Carmel High School

San Diego

Poway Unified School District

Oak Valley Middle School

San Diego

Poway Unified School District

Rancho Bernardo High School

San Diego

San Marcos Unified School District

San Marcos High School

San Diego

Sweetwater Union High School District

Bonita Vista High School

San Diego

Sweetwater Union High School District

Eastlake Middle School

San Diego

Sweetwater Union High School District

Otay Ranch High School

San Diego

Sweetwater Union High School District

Rancho Del Rey Middle School

San Diego

Vista Unified School District

Mission Vista High School

San Diego

Vista Unified School District

Rancho Buena Vista High School

San Francisco

San Francisco Unified School District

Gateway High School*

San Francisco

San Francisco Unified School District

Gateway Middle School*

San Francisco

San Francisco Unified School District

Herbert Hoover Middle School*

San Luis Obispo

Paso Robles Joint Unified School District

Paso Robles High School

San Luis Obispo

San Luis Coastal Unified School District

Laguna Middle School

San Luis Obispo

San Luis Coastal Unified School District

San Luis Obispo High School

San Mateo

Burlingame School District

Burlingame Intermediate School

San Mateo

Las Lomitas Elementary School District

La Entrada Middle School

San Mateo

San Mateo Foster City

Borel Middle School

San Mateo

South San Francisco Unified School District

Alta Loma Middle School

Santa Barbara

Buellton Union School District

Jonata Middle School*

Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Unified School District

Dos Pueblos High School*

Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Unified School District

La Colina Jr. High School

Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Unified School District

Santa Barbara Junior High School*

Santa Clara

Alum Rock Union Elementary School District

Renaissance Academy

Santa Clara

Alum Rock Union Elementary School District

Renaissance at Mathson

Santa Clara

Evergreen Elementary School District

Chaboya Middle School

Santa Clara

Franklin-McKinley School District

College Connection Academy*

Santa Clara

Gilroy Unified School District

Ascencion Solorsano Middle School*

Santa Clara

Los Gatos Saratoga Joint Union High School District

Saratoga High School

Santa Clara

Union School District

Dartmouth Middle School

Santa Clara

Union School District

Union Middle School

Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz County Office of Education

Pacific Collegiate School

Solano

Benicia Unified School District

Benicia High School

Solano

Benicia Unified School District

Benicia Middle School*

Solano

Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District

Armijo High School

Solano

Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District

Green Valley Middle School

Solano

Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District

Public Safety Academy

Solano

Vacaville Unified School District

Elise P. Buckingham Charter Magnet High School

Stanislaus

Waterford Unified School District

Waterford High School*

Tehama

Antelope Elementary School District

Berrendos Middle School

Tulare

Visalia Unified School District

El Diamante High School*

Ventura

Conejo Valley Unified School District

Colina Middle School

Ventura

Conejo Valley Unified School District

Redwood Middle School

Ventura

Conejo Valley Unified School District

Westlake High School

Ventura

Moorpark Unified School District

Moorpark High School

Ventura

Oxnard Union High School District

Adolfo Camarillo High School

Ventura

Simi Valley Unified School District

Hillside Middle School

Ventura

Simi Valley Unified School District

Royal High School

 

* These schools received an additional award for being a Title I Academic Achieving School.

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Tom Torlakson — State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Communications Division, Room 5602, 916-319-0818, Fax 916-319-0100

Last Reviewed: Tuesday, April 18, 2017



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