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Lake Hills Receives 2018 California Distinguished School Award

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RIVERSIDE - Lake Hills Elementary receives the 2018 California Distinguished Schools Award.  The prestigious award is part of the California Distinguished Schools Program. 

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced April 2, 2018, that Lakes Hills is 1 of 287 elementary schools that are being honored under the Distinguished Schools Program. This program returns after a three-year break and replaces the California Gold Ribbon Schools Program.

“These schools implement outstanding educational programs and practices that help California students realize their potential, and put them on the path to achieve their dreams,” Torlakson said. “Every day at these schools, teachers, administrators and classified employees, working with parents, apply their dedication, creativity, and talents toward providing a great education for all their students.”

"Lake Hills has made exceptional gains in implementing academic content and performance standards," Interim Superintendent Obermeyer said.  "This award reflects the great collaborative work our school administrators, teachers, staff have dedicated to ensuring our students succeed academically."

School administrators attended the California School Recognition Program Awards Ceremony on May 3, 2018, at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim.  The event included photos with the State Superintendent, a reception, and dinner with student entertainment and speakers.


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