Award Winning Schools

The California State Board of Education recognizes public schools within the State that best represent exemplary and quality educational programs. The State identifies and honors those schools that have demonstrated education excellence for all students and schools that have shown progress in narrowing the achievement gap. The following is a list of OUSD Schools that have been honored.

Apple Distinguished School

SCHOOL

AWARD YEARS

California Elementary School

2017-2019

California Model Continuation School Award

SCHOOL

AWARD YEAR

Richland Continuation High School

2017

California Gold Ribbon Schools Award

SCHOOL

AWARD YEAR

California Elementary

2016

Canyon Rim Elementary

2016

Crescent Elementary

2016

Fairhaven Elementary

2016

Fletcher Elementary

2016

Handy Elementary

2016

Imperial Elementary

2016

Lampson Elementary School

2016

La Veta Elementary

2016

Nohl Canyon Elementary

2016

Palmyra Elementary

2016

Prospect Elementary

2016

Running Springs Elementary

2016

Serrano Elementary

2016

Sycamore Elementary

2016

Taft Elementary

2016

Villa Park Elementary

2016

West Orange Elementary

2016

McPherson Magnet School K-8

2016

Canyon High School

2015

Cerro Villa Middle School

2015

El Modena High School

2015

El Rancho Charter Middle School

2015

Villa Park High School

2017

California Civic Learning Award of Distinction

SCHOOL

AWARD YEAR

Santiago Charter

2019

California Civic Learning Merit Award

SCHOOL

AWARD YEAR

Fairhaven Elementary

2019

Santiago Charter

2018, 2017

California P21 State & National Exemplar School

SCHOOL

AWARD YEAR

Santiago Charter

2019

Common Sense Certified

SCHOOL

AWARD YEAR

Lampson Elementary

2019, 2018, 2017

Distinguished School Award

(Last Award Year 2014 while CDE took pause, resuming in 2018)

SCHOOL

AWARD YEAR(S)

Anaheim Hills Elementary

2008, 2002

Canyon Rim Elementary

2012, 2004

Canyon High School

2007

Cerro Villa Middle

2013, 2005, 1994

Chapman Hills Elementary

2014, 2000

Crescent Elementary

2018, 2000

El Rancho Charter Middle

2013, 2005

El Modena High

2005, 1996

Imperial Elementary

2014

Linda Vista Elementary

2012

McPherson Magnet

2006, 2000, 1990

Nohl Canyon Elementary

2014

Palmyra Elementary

2008

Panorama Elementary

2008, 2000

Prospect Elementary

1989

Santiago Charter Middle

2011, 1999, 1990

Serrano Elementary

2014, 2010, 2004

Silverado Elementary (now closed)

2002

Running Springs Elementary

2006

Villa Park High

2013

West Orange Elementary

1987

Golden Bell Award

SCHOOL

AWARD YEAR

Canyon High School Aviation Science Pathway 

2018

California Elementary School

2018

National Blue Ribbon Award

SCHOOL

AWARD YEAR

Fairhaven Elementary School

2012

Sycamore Elementary (Nominee)

2014

National Campaign of Business & Education Leaders Honor Roll School

SCHOOL

AWARD YEAR

Panorama Elementary

2017-2018

National PTA School of Excellence Award

SCHOOL

AWARD YEAR

Lampson Elementary

2019-2021

Project Lead the Way Distinguished School

SCHOOL

AWARD YEAR

McPherson Magnet School - Launch (elementary) & Gateway (secondary) Programs

2018

Title I Academic Achievement Award

SCHOOL

AWARD YEAR(S)

California Elementary

2016, 2008, 2007

Fairhaven Elementary

2016

Handy Elementary

2016

Lampson Elementary

2016

Palmyra Elementary

2016

Prospect Elementary

2016

Sycamore Elementary

2016, 2014

Taft Elementary

2016

West Orange

2016, 2005, 2004

Schools to Watch Award

SCHOOL

AWARD YEAR

Cerro Villa Middle School

2018

Santiago Charter Middle School 2019