La Jolla and Torrey Pines elementary named as ‘Distinguished Schools’ by Department of Education

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La Jolla and Torrey Pines elementary schools were among 40 elementary schools around San Diego County named California Distinguished Schools by the state Department of Education.

“The schools we are recognizing today demonstrate the incredible commitment of California’s teachers, administrators and school employees to provide a world-class education to every student, in spite of the financial hardships facing our state and our schools,” said Tom Torlakson, state superintendent of public instruction. “Their dedication is inspiring, and I applaud and admire their passion and persistence.”

In all, 387 elementary schools around the state were recognized for providing students with an equitable and rigorous education and narrowing the achievement gap. The state alternates between recognizing elementary schools one year and middle and high schools the next.

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Posted by Dave Schwab on Mar 29, 2012. Filed under La Jolla, News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

2 Comments for “La Jolla and Torrey Pines elementary named as ‘Distinguished Schools’ by Department of Education”

  1. jlacava

    Congrats to La Jolla and Torrey Pines! Let's not forget that Bird Rock Elementary was designated a distinguished school in 2010. The designation runs with the school for 4 years.

  2. Fran Zimmerman

    Exemplary principals Donna Tripi at la Jolla Elementary and Jim Solo at Torrey Pines Elementary are the linchpins for strong staffs and achieving students at these sites. They work incredibly hard, care deeply about their students and families and deserve this recognition. Congratulations and many thanks for what they do.

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