Ocean View Elementary School was named to the prestigious list of 2012 California Distinguished Schools.
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson today announced the exemplary California public elementary schools that were named 2012 California Distinguished Schools for their innovative education programs that encourage students to learn and help close the achievement gap.
I am extremely proud of the accomplishments the Ocean View staff and students have attained," said Cynthia Ravalin, Principal of Ocean View Elementary School. "It is my honor to support our students and the professional staff that have earned this achievement."
Ocean View Elementary School, located in Arroyo Grande, CA, also won the California Distinguished School honor in 2002, and was named a National Blue Ribbon School in 2003.
"The schools we are recognizing today demonstrate the incredible commitment of California's teachers, administrators, and school employees to provide a world-class education to every student, in spite of the financial hardships facing our state and our schools," Torlakson said. "Their dedication is inspiring, and I applaud and admire their passion and persistence."
The 2012 California Distinguished Schools Program focuses on California's students and their entitlement to an equitable and rigorous education. The program identifies and honors those schools that have demonstrated educational excellence for all students and progress in narrowing the achievement gap.
Ocean View Elementary and other schools earning the Distinguished School title agree to share their signature practices with other schools and serve as mentors to other educators who want to replicate their work. An updated searchable database of these Signature Practices will be available later this spring by the California Department of Education.