Teach Elementary in SLO is named a California Distinguished School

Charles E. Teach Elementary was one of 484 state public elementary schools selected as a California Distinguished School, state Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O’Connell announced today.

The San Luis Coastal Unified District school was the only one in the county to make the list of 2010 Distinguished Elementary Schools, which were selected because of their academic excellence and for narrowing achievement gaps, O’Connell said in a news release.

“These schools have persevered despite state budget cutbacks that have cut deeply into the budgets of local school districts,” he said.

The California School Recognition Program is now in its 24th year and honors the state’s most exemplary and inspiring public schools. Schools earning the Distinguished School title agree to share their signature practices with other schools and serve as a mentor to other educators who want to replicate the work.

The schools will be honored during an awards ceremony and dinner at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim on June 4. For more information, go to http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/sr/cs/index.asp.