Equitable and rigorous education makes Concord's Highlands Elementary School a 2012 California Distinguished Schools award-winner, according to a Contra Costa Office of Education announcement.
The Mt. Diablo Unified school is among 387 distinguished by state officials for its displaying excellence for all students and progress and for the narrowing of the achievement gap.
Winning schools, according to CCOE, serve as mentors to other schools across the state by sharing best practices, according to the California Department of Education.
Other Contra Costa County schools distinguished include:
- Byron Union Elementary School District
- Discovery Bay Elementary
- Timber Point Elementary
- Martinez Unified School District
- John Swett Elementary
- Morello Park Elementary
- Mt. Diablo Unified School District
- Highlands Elementary
- Pittsburg Unified School District
- Los Medanos Elementary
- West Contra Costa Unified School District
- Hanna Ranch Elementary
- Olinda Elementary