National Blue Ribbon School Award
This is a national recognition program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education. The program encourages states to nominate public kindergarten through grade twelve schools that are either academically superior or demonstrate dramatic gains in student achievement. "I congratulate these schools on this special recognition," said State Superintendent Jack O'Connell. "These fine schools are shining examples of our improving school system, and the teachers, students, and parents should be proud of their tremendous accomplishment.
California Distinguished School Award
The California School Recognition Program was created in 1985 to publicize and reinforce the priorities of the State Board of Education and the State Superintendent of Public Instruction. The program identifies and honors some of the state's most exemplary and inspiring public schools with the California Distinguished School Award. Although participation is voluntary, the award is highly sought after by schools in all areas of the state. State Superintendent of Schools Jack O'Connell says "These schools are the best of the best. They share a vision of excellence and they have brought that vision to life."
- Galileo Academy 2014
- Sixth Street Prep Elementary 2010
- West Palms Conservatory 2010
- Galileo Academy 2008
- Lomitas Elementary 1998, 2002 and 2006
- Brentwood Elementary 2002 and 2006
- The Academy of Performing Arts and Foreign Language 2006
- Park View Elementary 1993, 1997 and 2004
- Village Elementary 1995, 2000 and 2004
- Liberty Elementary 1993
Cape Eureka Award
The Eureka Award for Performance Excellence™ is the top level award offered by CCE and adheres to the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award criteria. The Eureka Award offers seven categories: Large and Small Service; Education; Health Care; Non-Profit; Government; and, Military. The award consists of a full Baldrige-based application using the most current criteria of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.
California Honor Roll School
Honor Roll schools are consistently raising student academic achievement and closing achievement gaps. They are for their accomplishments, but so that other schools can learn and replicate the best practices of Honor Roll schools.
California Prospector Award
The award program, which emulates the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, recognizes companies and organizations that demonstrate continuous improvement and superior performance in several key areas including leadership, strategic planning, student learning results, budgetary and financial results, faculty and staff focus, organizational effectiveness and social responsibility.
Title I Academic Achievement Award
The Title I Academic Achievement Awards Program recognizes schools that are demonstrating success in ensuring all students are making significant progress toward proficiency on California's academic content standards. These standards define the knowledge, concepts, and skills students are expected to acquire at each grade level. "This award is a prestigious recognition for each school that has worked hard to improve its students’ academic achievement in spite of their disadvantaged backgrounds," said State Superintendent Jack O’Connell. "There is a clear record of schools staying on track and improving year after year."