Fifteen elementary schools in eight San
Gabriel Valley School Districts were recently recognized as California
Distinguished Schools for their exceptional educational programs.
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson last
week announced 387 total public elementary schools across the state as
part of the 2012 program.
The 2012 California Distinguished Schools Program honors
schools that have demonstrated educational excellence for all students
and progress in narrowing the achievement gap.
The following local schools were named as distinguished schools:
Bonita Unified: Allen Avenue, Arma J. Shull, LaVerne Heights and Oak Mesa elementary schools
Covina-Valley Unified: Barranca Elementary
Garvey: Hillcrest Elementary
Hacienda La Puente Unified: Los Molinos and Sparks elementary schools
Pomona Unified: Neil Armstrong Elementary
San Gabriel Unified: Coolidge Elementary
Walnut Valley Unified: Walnut Elementary
West Covina Unified: Merlinda, Monte Vista and Wescove elementary schools and San Jose Charter Academy