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April 23, 2013 > Alameda County schools named California Distinguished Schools

Alameda County schools named California Distinguished Schools

Submitted By Kristen Yasukawa, ACOE

Sheila Jordan, Superintendent of Alameda County Schools, congratulates six public middle and high schools in Alameda County recognized as 2013 California Distinguished Schools by the California Department of Education. The schools were among 218 in the state honored for their innovative approaches to narrowing the academic achievement gap between higher-performing and lower-performing students. In the Greater Tri-City area, William Hopkins Junior High and Canyon Middle School were honored.

"In today's challenging education environment, it is especially important that we recognize schools that continue to model success, building a culture of collaboration and partnerships that foster high achievement for all students," said Superintendent Jordan. "I commend these Alameda County schools for their hard work and commitment to a quality education that acknowledges and welcomes diversity and champions the assets of all students."

The schools selected as California Distinguished Schools will be honored with a plaque and a flag during regional award ceremonies in May.

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