U.S. Education Department Announces Blue Ribbon Schools for 2019

For the 37th consecutive year, the California Department of Education has given recognition to hundreds of schools that are outperforming on academic achievement and/or closing the achievement gap among students.

There were 362 recipients of the 2019 Blue Ribbon awards this year. They will receive formal honors at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. with Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Nov. 14 - 15.

“The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program recognizes public and private elementary, middle, and high schools based on their overall academic excellence or their progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups,” according to the Education Department’s website. “Every year the U. S. Department of Education seeks out and celebrates great American schools, schools demonstrating that all students can achieve to high levels. More than 9,000 schools across the country have been presented with this coveted award. The National Blue Ribbon School award affirms the hard work of students, educators, families, and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students master challenging content. The National Blue Ribbon School flag gracing an entry or flying overhead is a widely recognized symbol of exemplary teaching and learning.”

The following California schools earned Blue Ribbon awards for 2019:

Joe A. Gonsalves Elementary School
District: ABC Unified School

Liberty Elementary School
District: Clovis Unified School

Longley Way Elementary School
District: Arcadia Unified School

Lowell Alternative High School
District: San Francisco Unified School

Monte Vista Elementary School
District: Glendale Unified School

Monterey Hills Elementary School
District: South Pasadena Unified School

Oak Hills Elementary School
District: Newhall School

Oxford Academy
District: Anaheim Union High School

Pico Canyon Elementary School
District: Newhall School

Robert C. Fisler School
District: Fullerton Elementary School

Robert H. Down Elementary School
District: Pacific Grove Unified School

Stevenson Ranch Elementary School
District: Newhall School Stonegate Elementary School

100 Honors
District: Irvine Unified School

Torrey Pines Elementary School
District: San Diego Unified School

Tulita Elementary School
District: Redondo Beach Unified School

Yu Ming Charter School
District: Alameda County Office of Education

See full list here.