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3 Kern County schools named Distinguished Schools

Three Kern County schools were announced Monday as California's Distinguished Schools.

These schools will be among 287 exemplary California public middle and high schools that will be honored in May at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim.

“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,” said Torlakson, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, said in a news release. “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.”

The local schools being honored are:

  • Cesar E. Chavez Elementary in Bakersfield;
  • Granite Point Elementary;
  • Berkshire Elementary;


The 2018 California Distinguished Schools Program recognizes California elementary schools that have made exceptional gains in implementing academic content and performance standards adopted by the State Board of Education.

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