Three Lamorinda elementary schools have been named “California Distinguished Schools” by the state Department of Education. The three schools are Happy Valley in Lafayette and Del Rey and Sleepy Hollow in Orinda.
Schools are recognized as “California Distinguished Schools” based on their academic excellence and/or work on narrowing achievement gaps. The nominated schools are measured using the Academic Performance Index and the Adequate Yearly Progress reports.
The three Lamorinda schools will be honored, along with the other “California Distinguished Schools,” at an awards ceremony on June 4 in Anaheim.
In a release from the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Jack O’Connell, he acknowledged the efforts put forward by these schools during the recent struggles of budget cuts.