San Mateo County, CA — Four San Mateo County schools have received the California Department of Education’s 2021 California Distinguished School Award. These include:
- Ralston Intermediate (Belmont-Redwood Shores School District)
- Burlingame Intermediate (Burlingame School District)
- Corte Madera (Portola Valley School District)
- Carlmont High (Sequoia Union High School District)
The Distinguished School Award program honors schools based on their performance and progress on several State indicators, as described on the California School Dashboard. The annual award program alternates between elementary schools and middle and high schools, with awardees holding their title for two years. This year, the program honors middle and high schools that made progress in closing the achievement gap and improving student performance.
“We are extremely honored to recognize our school districts’ achievements in improving academic outcomes, addressing chronic absenteeism, and reducing suspension rates,” shared San Mateo County Superintendent of Schools Nancy Magee. “Although the pandemic has disrupted so much for our students and schools, our school leaders and educators remain committed to supporting student success as evidenced by these local honors.”
The schools will be recognized at a future San Mateo County Board of Education meeting. To learn more about these San Mateo County award-winning schools, please visit their websites (linked above). To view a list of the 2021 California Distinguished Schools, please visit the California Department of Education’s website.