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Commitment to Excellence



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It is the mission of the Valle Lindo School District

that all students realize their maximum potential;

empowering them to be challenged intellectually,

physically fit, socially responsible and culturally sensitive.


We are proud of our award-winning schools!





CA Distinguished School

California Distinguished Schools


honors California's most exemplary and inspiring public schools. Schools selected for the

Distinguished School Award demonstrate significant gains in narrowing the achievement gap.”

CA Gold Ribbon

California Gold Ribbon Schools


honors California's outstanding public schools. Schools that are selected

demonstrate exemplary achievements in implementing state standards in priority areas.”




Title I Award


Title I Academic Achievement Award 


“honors Title I schools that have demonstrated success in significantly closing

the achievement gap between high and low-performing students.”



California School Boards Association Golden Bell Award


“recognizing achievements in improving preK-12 education in California”

Outstanding Co-Curricular Program: “Engage, Perform, Inspire, Connect”

Outstanding Curriculum - Science:  “Zingy Science”

Outstanding SAF Program: “Eight Building Blocks of Character Education”

Outstanding Bridging the Achievement Gap Program: “Closing the Gap in Student Achievement”



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Capturing Kids Hearts National Showcase Schools



“recognizing outstanding school administrators, teaching staff, and faculty for

producing exemplary outcomes with the Capturing Kids’ Hearts process.”

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AVID Schoolwide Site of Distinction


Dean L. Shively Middle School has been recognized nationally as an 

AVID Schoolwide Site of Distinction. 

 “AVID’s mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing

all students for college readiness and success in a global society.”


Campaign for Business & Education Excellence Star Honor Roll 



“The ERP Honor Roll program recognizes schools and districts that consistently

demonstrate high levels of student achievement and reduction in achievement gaps.

The program allows educators, school leaders, and policymakers to identify successful peers and

learn from effective practices and strategies.”