92131’s Dingeman Elementary and Jerabek Elementary Schools are among 323 elementary schools throughout the state, including 10 in San Diego Unified School District, being honored as part of the 2020 California Distinguished Schools Award Program, sponsored by the California Department of Education. The program recognizes schools based on performance and progress on state indicators including test scores, suspension rates, and conditions and climate.

“These outstanding schools don’t just educate students; they also provide the young people of California the tools they need to be successful after graduation,” said State Superintendent Tony Thurmond. “Thanks go to all the staff at these schools – teachers, administrators, classified employees – and parents, who are working together to provide high-quality educational experiences for all of their students.”

Distinguished School awardees will be honored in a special awards ceremony at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim in February.