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News Update

Two California schools win national honors for academic achievement

Two schools in California, one in Marin County and one in Shasta County, were honored as national “distinguished schools” for their students’ academic improvements and achievement.

Hall Middle School in Larkspur-Corte Madera School District in Marin and West Valley High School in Anderson Union High School District in Shasta County were honored under the National Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

“Congratulations to principals Toni Brown and Joshua Mason, as well as all of the educators, staff, administrators, parents, and students at these schools,” State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond said. “Not only were these two schools already named 2021 California Distinguished Schools, they’re also being recognized for their excellent work closing opportunity gaps among student groups and ensuring academic growth for all students.”