On April 27, 2021 Rancho Campana High School in the Oxnard Union High School District was named a 2021 a California Distinguished School by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond.
Rancho Campana offers academies of arts and entertainment, engineering, and medical sciences on its Camarillo campus and has over 800 students.
“We could not be prouder of the students, the staff, the teachers and the administrative team at Rancho Campana” said OUHSD Superintendent Dr. Tom McCoy. “This is a major accomplishment and testament to the hard work of the Rancho Campana community and the parents, families, and community members who support our students at RCHS.”
Statewide 102 high schools were recognized and in Ventura County Rancho Campana and one other local school received this award.
Statement from Principal Bryan Martin:
“This recognition is the result of the interaction between a dynamic faculty, a supportive school community, and our amazing students. Rancho Campana is place where students thrive and find their voice, a place where they are supported as they discover their true capacity for success. We are grateful for the opportunity to share the success of our students through this award.” – Bryan Martin
The California Department of Education (CDE) identifies and awards eligible schools based on performance and progress on state indicators specified on the California School Dashboard, the state’s accountability and continuous improvement system. Indicators include test scores, suspension rates, and conditions and climate. After a review of the data, CDE identified these additional schools for this year’s honor.
“These schools are being recognized for this distinction because of their exceptional record to provide for all students and their commitment to data-driven efforts that prepare students for college and career,” Thurmond said. “Our thanks go to the entire communities surrounding these schools, including the teachers, administrators, and classified employees as well as the students and their families who, through teamwork, all accomplished this impressive achievement together.”
Sponsored by the CDE and presented by California Casualty, the Distinguished Schools Program recognizes schools for their excellent work in one of two categories: closing the achievement gap and achieving exceptional student performance. Elementary schools and middle and high schools are recognized in alternate years; therefore, awardees hold the title for two years. The list of additional schools is attached at the end of this press release.