Santa Fe Elementary School has been honored as one of 323 elementary schools in California under the 2020 California Distinguished Schools Award Program by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond. Sponsored by the California Department of Education and presented by California Casualty, the program recognizes outstanding education programs and practices. Schools are awarded for closing the achievement gap and for achieving exceptional student performance.
“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,” Thurmond said. “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.”
Results were released last December as Santa Fe finished second among Tulare County elementary schools in math with 64.33% of students meeting or exceeding state testing standards.