SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Eight high schools and middle schools in San Diego County, as well as and three specialty schools, were among 218 named as California distinguished schools Thursday.
"These schools have gone the extra mile to provide high-quality instruction that puts their students on the right path toward career and college," Tom Torlakson, state superintendent of public instruction, said.
"Given the enormous challenges schools have faced in recent years, it is inspiring to see this kind of success in so many schools."
Selection is based on grades and closing performance gaps among demographic groups.
The honored high schools are:
The middle schools included in the list are:
The other schools recognized were Mount Everest Academy in San Diego and, in Vista, Guajome Park Academy Charter and the School for Integrated Academics and Technology.
The state recognizes elementary schools in alternate years.
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