12 San Ramon Valley campuses named 2014 California Distinguished School

SRVUSD schools have received award 84 times

Twelve elementary schools from San Ramon Valley have been selected as a 2014 California Distinguished School, announced Wednesday by state superintendent of public instruction Tom Torlakson.

The annual award recognizes California's most exemplary public schools.

The following schools received the honor:

  *   Bollinger Canyon Elementary School in San Ramon

  *   Coyote Creek Elementary School in San Ramon

  *   Golden View Elementary School in San Ramon

  *   Greenbrook Elementary School in Danville

  *   Hidden Hills Elementary School in San Ramon

  *   John Baldwin Elementary School in Danville

  *   Live Oak Elementary School in San Ramon

  *   Neil Armstrong Elementary School in San Ramon

  *   Rancho Romero Elementary School in Alamo

  *   Sycamore Valley Elementary School in Danville

  *   Tassajara Hills Elementary School in Danville

  *   Vista Grande Elementary School in Danville

"This is a fabulous honor for our entire school community," said Pat Hansen, principal at Vista Grande. "We have an amazing staff and student body, and the support we receive from our parents and community is incredible."

The San Ramon Valley Unified School District had the second-most schools picked statewide, coming behind only the Los Angeles Unified School District, which had 22 schools honored.

SRVUSD schools have received this honor 84 times, more than any other district in the state.

"We are so proud of our schools that worked very hard through this process," said SRVUSD Superintendent Mary Shelton. "This is another feather in our cap, and a great example of an already high-performing district continuing to work hard on improving student academic achievement."

The schools selected for the award will be recognized in early June during regional award ceremonies.

"I applaud these strong, thriving schools that are making such impressive strides in preparing their students for continued success," Torlakson said of the 424 schools. "This award is well-deserved by these school communities for their enduring dedication to high standards, hard work, and unwavering support."


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Posted by DD
a resident of Danville
on May 1, 2014 at 10:27 am

It would have been so helpful if you had told the reader where these schools are! "SRV" is not enough information.

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Posted by Ann Delaney
a resident of San Ramon
on May 1, 2014 at 11:26 am

Let's not get too excited here. In Redwood City the same award was given because someone filled out the application right. In actuality the middle school pregnancy rate hit the headlines and the school colors were changed to protect the kids from the huge Mexican gang influence! State scores were abysmal. When you dismiss the lower grades earlier in the fall to give the kids a head start from the older ones---nothing to be proud of and get an award.

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Posted by April
a resident of Blackhawk
on May 1, 2014 at 11:56 am

@DD - just google the school name and it will give you the address.
@Ann - please take your negativity someplace else .. you are so pathetic!

This is excellent news.

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Posted by Online Editor
a resident of another community
on May 1, 2014 at 12:05 pm

Online Editor is a registered user.

Fair point, DD. We've now added the city/town locations next to the school names.

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Posted by Diana
a resident of Alamo
on May 1, 2014 at 6:45 pm

Excellent news? It's a joke. Ann is absolutely on target. Do your research on the "quality" of California schools before you start bragging.

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