Awards and Recognition

All nine EUSD schools including the District Office have received local, state and national award recognition for their innovative programs and outstanding student achievement.  In addition, District staff members and parent volunteers have been acknowledged for their outstanding work including three teachers who were selected as San Diego County Teachers of the Year and one classified employee who was selected as San Diego County Classified Employee of the Year.

National Blue Ribbon Schools Program

Founded in 1982, the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program recognizes public and private elementary, middle, and high schools where students perform at very high levels or where significant improvements are being made in students' academic achievement.  Four EUSD schools, La Costa HeightsMission EstanciaOlivenhain Pioneer and Park Dale Lane, have received National Blue Ribbon status for their outstanding educational achievements and programs.  For more information about the National Blue Ribbon Schools program, click here.
California Distinguished Schools Program
The California Distinguished School Award is given to schools that have demonstrated educational excellence for all students and who show progress in narrowing the achievement gap.  In order to be invited to apply, schools must meet a variety of eligibility criteria including state and federal
accountability measures based on performance data from the Academic Performance Index (API).  All nine district schools have been named California Distinguished Schools since the program started in 1987.  For more information about the California Distinguished School Program, click here.
Capri, El Camino Creek, Flora Vista, La Costa Heights, Mission Estancia, Ocean Knoll and Olivenhain Pionner have been recognized by the California Department of Education for receiving the 2014 California Distinguish School Award!  Congratulations to these outstanding schools!
Gold Ribbon Schools Program
Four EUSD schools were awarded the Gold Ribbon Schools award from the California Department of Education (CDE) in 2016.  The schools selected are La Costa Heights, Ocean Knoll, Park Dale Lane and Paul Ecke Central.  The Gold Ribbon Schools Program seeks to recognize outstanding educational programs and practices that can be replicated in other schools and districts.  The Gold Ribbon Schools Program temporarily replaces the California Distinguished Schools Program as CDE transitions to new assessment and accountability systems.
CSBA Golden Bell Award
The California School Board Association (CSBA) Golden Bell Awards Program promotes excellence in education and school board governance by recognizing outstanding programs and governance practices of school boards in school districts and county offices of education throughout California that address students' changing needs.  Five EUSD schools and the District Office have received this prestigiuous award.  For more information about the Golden Bell Award Program, click here.​
EUSD receives 2015 Golden Bell Award for El Camino Creek's "E Pluribus Unum:  Out of Many, One" civics education program.  Clicker here for more information.
Green Ribbon Schools Award
The Encinitas Union School District was one of nine school districts in the country, the only one in California, to receive the Green Ribbon School Award from the U.S Department of Education in April, 2014.  EUSD was awarded the Green Ribbon School award for its efforts to teach students about conserving energy and resources and included programs such as educational school gardens, Farm Lab, district-wide recycling and energy and water conservation efforts.
Apple Distinguished School
Web.jpgThe Encinitas Union School District is proud to announce that the EUSD One to One Digital Learning Program has been selected as a Apple Distinguished Program for 2015 - 2017.
Magna Award
The Encinitas Union School District recieived the 2016 Magna Award, Honorable Mention, from the National School Boards Association for El Camino Creek's civics education program, "E Pluribus Unum: Out of Many, One".  The Magna Award honors best practices and innovative programs that advance student learning.  EUSD was selected in the student enrollment category of 5,000 to 20,000.