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Two Elk Grove Schools Recognized With 2020 California Distinguished Schools Award

Two Elk Grove Schools Recognized With 2020 California Distinguished Schools Award

Two Elk Grove Unified Schools were named recipients of the 2020 California Distinguished Schools award by the California Department of Education. The two Elk Grove schools to make the list were: Arthur C. Butler Elementary and James A. McKee Elementary. They are joined by four other Sacramento County schools: Camellia Basic Elementary, Hazel Strauch Elementary, River Oaks Elementary, and Russell Ranch Elementary.

Only 323 schools will receive the 2020 California Distinguished Schools Award out of the over 10,000 schools statewide.

The Distinguished Schools Program locates schools that perform exceptionally well in the areas of test scores, conditions, and suspension rates.

The Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD) is the fifth largest school district in California. EGUSD covers a large part of southern Sacramento county. It includes 67 schools:

  • 42 elementary schools
  • 9 middle schools
  • 9 high schools
  • 5 alternative education schools
  • 1 adult school
  • 1 charter school
  • 1 virtual academy

With an ambitious vision and mission to prepare their students “to be creative problem solvers; self-aware, self-reliant, and self-disciplined; technically literate; effective communicators and collaborators; and engaged in the community as individuals with integrity” as well as ready them for college and career, EGUSD offers a diversity of educational programs, including over 70 career-themed academies and pathways within 15 industry sectors. The pairing of rigorous academics with career-based learning and real world workplace experiences continues to prepare students in EGUSD for success today and in the future.

Congratulations to Arthur C. Butler Elementary and James A. McKee Elementary from the Elk Grove Tribune.

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Rachel Lee Perez

Rachel Lee Perez is our Contributing Staff Writer. Rachel is a two-time published author of the books Happily Ever Afterlife and Home. She is also a podcaster, paralegal, dance instructor, and passionate Elk Grove City resident. When she is not attending fun Elk Grove events, you can usually find her at home watching history documentaries, catching up on true crime podcasts, or diving into a good book.

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