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California Distinguished Schools in Contra Costa County

This program honors some of the state's most exemplary and inspiring public schools. Schools selected for Distinguished School Awards are strong, well-rounded community schools. Below is a list of schools in Contra Costa County that have received this distinction. For more information regarding the recognition program, visit the California Department of Education Web site here.

Thirteen schools from six school districts in Contra Costa County earned the title of California Distinguished Schools for 2013. The schools honored were Campolindo High and Miramonte High, Acalanes Union High School District; M.H. Stanley Middle, Lafayette Elementary School District; Heritage High, Liberty High School District; College Park High, Diablo View Middle and Foothill Middlel, Mt. Diablo Unified School District; Orinda Intermediate, Orinda Union Elementary School District; Charlotte Wood Middle, Diablo Vista Middle, Gale Ranch Middle, Iron Horse Middle and Windemere Ranch Middle, San Ramon Valley Unified School District.

California Distinguished Schools for 2013

School District Type of School
Campolindo High Acalanes Union High High
Miramonte High Acalanes Union High High
M. H. Stanley Middle Lafayette Elementary Middle
Heritage High Liberty Union High High
College Park High Mt. Diablo Unified High
Diablo View Middle Mt. Diablo Unified Middle
Foothill Middle Mt. Diablo Unified Middle
Orinda Intermediate Orinda Union Elementary Middle
Charlotte Wood Middle San Ramon Valley Unified Middle
Diablo Vista Middle San Ramon Valley Unified Middle
Gale Ranch Middle San Ramon Valley Unified Middle
Iron Horse Middle San Ramon Valley Unified Middle
Windemere Ranch Middle San Ramon Valley Unified Middle

 

California Distinguished Schools – Prior Years

Year School District Type of School
2012 Discovery Bay Elementary Byron Union Elementary Elementary
2012 Timber Point Elementary Byron Union Elementary Elementary
2012 John Swett Elementary Martinez Unified Elementary
2012 Morello Park Elementary Martinez Unified Elementary
2012 Highlands Elementary Mt. Diablo Unified Elementary
2012 Los Medanos Elementary Pittsburg Unified Elementary
2012 Hanna Ranch Elementary West Contra Costa Unified Elementary
2012 Olinda Elementary West Contra Costa Unified Elementary
2011 Dozier-Libbey Medical High* Antioch Unified High
2011 William B. Bristow Middle Brentwood Union Elementary Middle
2010 San Ramon Valley Unified Coyote Creek Elementary Elementary
2010 Orinda Union Elementary Del Rey Elementary Elementary
2010 Mt. Diablo Unified Delta View Elementary Elementary
2010 Lafayette Happy Valley Elementary Elementary
2010 San Ramon Valley Unified Hidden Hills Elementary Elementary
2010 Mt. Diablo Unified Hidden Valley Elementary Elementary
2010 Oakley Union Elementary Iron House Elementary Elementary
2010 Knightsen Knightsen Elementary Elementary
2010 San Ramon Valley Unified Live Oak Elementary Elementary
2010 San Ramon Valley Unified Rancho Romero Elementary Elementary
2010 Orinda Union Elementary Sleepy Hollow Elementary Elementary
2010 San Ramon Valley Unified Sycamore Valley Elementary Elementary
2010 San Ramon Valley Unified Vista Grande Elementary Elementary
2009 Acalanes Union High Acalanes High High
2009 San Ramon Valley Unified California High High
2009 Acalanes Union High Campolindo High High
2009 San Ramon Valley Unified Charlotte Wood Middle Middle
2009 San Ramon Valley Unified Diablo Vista Middle Middle
2009 Mt. Diablo Unified Foothill Middle Middle
2009 Liberty Union High Heritage High High
2009 San Ramon Valley Unified Iron Horse Middle Middle
2009 San Ramon Valley Unified Los Cerros Middle Middle
2009 West Contra Costa Unified Middle College High San Pablo High
2009 Acalanes Union High Miramonte High High
2009 San Ramon Valley Unified Monte Vista High High
2009 San Ramon Valley Unified Pine Valley Middle Middle
2009 San Ramon Valley Unified San Ramon Valley High High
2009 Lafayette Stanley Middle Middle
2009 San Ramon Valley Unified Stone Valley Middle Middle
2009 Mt. Diablo Unified Valley View Middle Middle
2009 San Ramon Valley Unified Windemere Ranch Middle Middle
2008 Bancroft Elementary Mt. Diablo Unified Elementary
2008 Buena Vista Elementary Walnut Creek Elementary Elementary
2008 Strandwood Elementary Mt. Diablo Unified Elementary
2008 Glorietta Elementary Orinda Union Elementary Elementary
2008 Murwood Elementary Walnut Creek Elementary Elementary
2008 Valhalla Elementary Mt. Diablo Unified Elementary
2008 Parkmead Elementary Walnut Creek Elementary Elementary
2008 Wagner Ranch Elementary Orinda Union Elementary Elementary
2008 Walnut Acres Elementary Mt. Diablo Unified Elementary
2008 Westwood Elementary Mt. Diablo Unified Elementary
2008 Parkmead Elementary Walnut Creek Elementary Elementary
2007 College Park High Mt. Diablo Unified High
2007 Diablo View Middle Mt. Diablo Unified Middle
2007 Edna Hill Middle Brentwood Union Elementary Middle
2007 Freedom High Liberty Union High High
2007 Joaquin Moraga Intermediate Moraga Elementary Middle
2007 Las Lomas High Acalanes Union High High
2007 Northgate High Mt. Diablo Unified High
2007 Sequoia Middle Mt. Diablo Unified Middle
2007 Walnut Creek Intermediate Walnut Creek Elementary Middle
2006 Ayers Elementary Mt. Diablo Unified Elementary
2006 Bollinger Canyon Elementary San Ramon Valley Unified Elementary
2006 Greenbrook Elementary San Ramon Valley Unified Elementary
2006 Gregory Gardens Elementary Mt. Diablo Unified Elementary
2006 Hidden Valley Elementary Mt. Diablo Unified Elementary
2006 Montair Elementary San Ramon Valley Unified Elementary
2006 Monte Gardens Elementary Mt. Diablo Unified Elementary
2006 Mt. Diablo Elementary Mt. Diablo Unified Elementary
2006 Tassajara Hills Elementary San Ramon Valley Unified Elementary
2006 Valle Verde Elementary Mt. Diablo Unified Elementary
2006 Woodside Elementary Mt. Diablo Unified Elementary
2005 California High San Ramon Valley Unified High
2005 Charlotte Wood Middle San Ramon Valley Unified Middle
2005 Diablo Vista Middle San Ramon Valley Unified Middle
2005 Iron Horse Middle San Ramon Valley Unified Middle
2005 Los Cerros Middle San Ramon Valley Unified Middle
2005 Manzanita Charter West Contra Costa Unified Middle
2005 Middle College High West Contra Costa Unified High
2005 Pine Valley Middle San Ramon Valley Unified Middle
2005 Stone Valley Middle San Ramon Valley Unified Middle
2004 Alamo Elementary San Ramon Valley Unified Elementary
2004 Coyote Creek School San Ramon Valley Unified Elementary
2004 Montevideo School San Ramon Valley Unified Elementary
2004 Pleasant Hill Elementary Mt. Diablo Unified Elementary
2004 Vista Grande School San Ramon Valley Unified Elementary
2004 Walnut Acres Elementary Mt. Diablo Unified Elementary
2003 Excelsior School of Byron Byron Union Elementary Middle
2003 Foothill Middle Mt. Diablo Unified Middle
2003 Las Lomas High Acalanes Union High High
2003 Valley View Middle Mt. Diablo Unified Middle
2002 Brentwood Elementary Brentwood Union Elementary
2002 Golden View Elementary San Ramon Valley Unified Elementary
2002 Green Valley Elementary San Ramon Valley Unified Elementary
2002 Neil Armstrong Elementary San Ramon Valley Unified Elementary
2002 Strandwood Elementary Mt. Diablo Unified Elementary
2002 Twin Creeks Elementary San Ramon Valley Unified Elementary
2002 Valhalla Elementary Mt. Diablo Unified Elementary
2001 Diablo View Middle Mt. Diablo Unified Middle
2001 Liberty High Liberty Union High High
2001 Park Middle Antioch Unified Middle
2001 San Ramon Valley High San Ramon Valley Unified High
2000 Buena Vista Elementary Walnut Creek Elementary Elementary
2000 Greenbrook Elementary San Ramon Valley Unified Elementary
2000 Indian Valley Elementary Walnut Creek Elementary Elementary
2000 John Baldwin Elementary San Ramon Valley Unified Elementary
2000 Morello Park Elementary Martinez Unified Elementary
2000 Murwood Elementary Walnut Creek Elementary Elementary
2000 Parkmead Elementary Walnut Creek Elementary Elementary
2000 Ron Nunn School Brentwood Union Elementary
2000 Tassajara Hills Elementary San Ramon Valley Unified Elementary
2000 Valle Verde Elementary Mt. Diablo Unified Elementary
2000 Walnut Heights Elementary Walnut Creek Elementary Elementary
1999 Charlotte Wood Middle San Ramon Valley Unified Middle
1999 College Park High Mt. Diablo Unified High
1999 Iron Horse Middle San Ramon Valley Unified Middle
1999 Los Cerros Middle San Ramon Valley Unified Middle
1999 M. H. Stanley Middle Lafayette Elementary Middle
1999 Monte Vista High San Ramon Valley Unified High
1999 Northgate High Mt. Diablo Unified High
1999 Pine Valley Middle San Ramon Valley Unified Middle
1999 Stone Valley Middle San Ramon Valley Unified Middle
1999 Walnut Creek Intermediate Walnut Creek Elementary Middle
1998 Bayview Elementary West Contra Costa Unified Elementary
1998 Country Club Elementary San Ramon Valley Unified Elementary
1998 Garin School Brentwood Union Elementary
1998 Happy Valley Elementary Lafayette Elementary Elementary
1998 Rancho Romero Elementary San Ramon Valley Unified Elementary
1997 John Muir Elementary Martinez Unified Elementary
1997 Marsh Elementary Antioch Unified Elementary
1997 Vista Grande Elementary San Ramon Valley Unified Elementary
1996 Acalanes High Acalanes Union High High
1996 California High San Ramon Valley Unified High
1996 Martinez Junior High Martinez Unified Middle
1996 Oak Grove Middle Mt. Diablo Unified Middle
1996 Orinda Intermediate Orinda Union Elementary Middle
1996 Park Middle Antioch Unified Middle
1996 Pine Hollow Middle Mt. Diablo Unified Middle
1996 San Ramon Valley High San Ramon Valley Unified High
1995 Dove Elementary West Contra Costa Unified Elementary
1995 Las Juntas Elementary Martinez Unified Elementary
1995 Murwood Elementary Walnut Creek Elementary Elementary
1995 Parkmead Elementary Walnut Creek Elementary Elementary
1994 El Dorado Middle Mt. Diablo Unified Middle
1994 Liberty High Liberty Union High High
1994 Los Cerros Middle San Ramon Valley Unified Middle
1994 Miramonte High Acalanes Union High High
1994 Northgate High Mt. Diablo Unified High
1994 O'Hara Park Middle Oakley Union Elementary Middle
1994 Stone Valley Middle San Ramon Valley Unified Middle
1993 Bancroft Elementary Mt. Diablo Unified Elementary
1993 Country Club Elementary San Ramon Valley Unified Elementary
1993 Greenbrook Elementary San Ramon Valley Unified Elementary
1993 Heights Elementary Pittsburg Unified Elementary
1993 Kensington Elementary Richmond Unified Elementary
1993 Rancho Romero Elementary San Ramon Valley Unified Elementary
1993 Rio Vista Elementary Mt. Diablo Unified Elementary
1993 Walnut Acres Elementary Mt. Diablo Unified Elementary
1992 Adams Middle Richmond Unified Middle
1992 Campolindo High Acalanes Union High High
1992 Charlotte Wood Middle San Ramon Valley Unified Middle
1992 Hillview Junior High Pittsburg Unified Middle
1992 Joaquin Moraga Intermediate Moraga Elementary Middle
1992 Las Lomas High Acalanes Union High High
1992 M. H. Stanley Middle Lafayette Elementary Middle
1992 Martinez Junior High Martinez Unified Middle
1992 Miramonte High Acalanes Union High High
1992 Orinda Intermediate Orinda Union Elementary Middle
1992 Stone Valley Middle San Ramon Valley Unified Middle
1992 Walnut Creek Intermediate Walnut Creek Elementary Middle
1990 Acalanes High Acalanes Union High High
1990 Campolindo High Acalanes Union High High
1990 Charlotte Wood Middle San Ramon Valley Unified Middle
1990 Foothill Middle Mt. Diablo Unified Middle
1990 Joaquin Moraga Intermediate Moraga Elementary Middle
1990 Los Cerros Middle San Ramon Valley Unified Middle
1990 M. H. Stanley Middle Lafayette Elementary Middle
1990 Martinez Junior High Martinez Unified Middle
1990 Miramonte High Acalanes Union High High
1990 Monte Vista High San Ramon Valley Unified High
1990 Northgate High Mt. Diablo Unified High
1990 Stone Valley Middle San Ramon Valley Unified Middle
1989 Castro Elementary Richmond Unified Elementary
1989 Del Rey Elementary Orinda Union Elementary Elementary
1989 Green Valley Elementary San Ramon Valley Unified Elementary
1989 Indian Valley Elementary Walnut Creek Elementary Elementary
1989 Las Juntas Elementary Martinez Unified Elementary
1989 Murwood Elementary Walnut Creek Elementary Elementary
1989 Sleepy Hollow Elementary Orinda Union Elementary Elementary
1988 Acalanes High Acalanes Union High High
1988 Campolindo High Acalanes Union High High
1988 John Swett High John Swett Unified High
1988 Martinez Junior High Martinez Unified Middle
1988 Miramonte High Acalanes Union High High
1988 Monte Vista High San Ramon Valley Unified High
1988 Northgate High Mt. Diablo Unified High
1988 San Ramon Valley High San Ramon Valley Unified High
1987 Alamo Elementary San Ramon Valley Unified Elementary
1987 Camino Pablo Elementary Moraga Elementary Elementary
1987 Glorietta Elementary Orinda Union Elementary Elementary
1987 Heights Elementary Pittsburg Unified Elementary
1987 John Swett Elementary Martinez Unified Elementary
1986 Charlotte Wood Middle San Ramon Valley Unified Middle
1986 Orinda Intermediate Orinda Union Elementary Middle

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