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Three El Dorado County Schools Awarded 2024 California Distinguished Schools Recognition

10:45 AM - March 07, 2024

In a recent celebration of educational excellence, Camerado Springs Middle School from Buckeye Union School District, Herbert C. Green Middle School from Mother Lode Union School District, and Marina Village Middle School from Rescue Union School District have been awarded the 2024 California Distinguished Schools accolade. This recognition comes as part of the California Distinguished Schools Program's annual tradition of honoring outstanding educational achievements within the state.

"In recognizing these school communities, California celebrates their accomplishments and commitment,” Dr. Ed Manansala, El Dorado County Superintendent of Schools, expressed. “Their hard work and innovation have benefited their students and set an inspiring example for other educators. Congratulations to the teams for their dedication to education and for fostering environments where every student can thrive."

“It is my pleasure to honor and recognize these 293 secondary schools for their efforts to provide exemplary public education to all students. Excellent middle schools and high schools play a critical role in the life outcomes of our young people,” said Tony Thurmond, California State Superintendent of Public Instruction. “This year’s California Distinguished Schools celebration provides us with an opportunity to recognize the hard work of our secondary educators and school staff who help our young adults discover passions and access college- and career-ready experiences that will propel them through life.”

The 2024 edition of the California Distinguished Schools Program highlights schools that have achieved remarkable progress in applying the academic content and performance standards set by the State Board of Education. Being named a California Distinguished School signifies a school's unwavering dedication to educational excellence, underscored by innovative teaching methods, dynamic leadership, and an all-encompassing approach to student success.

Camerado Springs Middle School, Herbert C. Green Middle School, and Marina Village Middle School have excelled academically and made significant contributions to their surrounding areas, setting benchmarks for holistic education that prioritizes academic and personal growth.

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