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Pleasant Hill’s Strandwood Elementary Named National Blue Ribbon School

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Students at Acalanes High School mourned the loss of a peer Friday.

Pleasant Hill’s Strandwood Elementary School got a nice surprise Wednesday as the campus was named a National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education – one of only 329 schools to be so honored this year.

Thirty three California schools made the cut, most of them in the southern half of the state. Strandwood was the only local school selected.

Public and private elementary, middle and high schools were selected based on overall academic excellence or progress in closing achievement gaps, according to the Department of Education.

Strandwood has about 650 students on campus, teaching transitional kindergarten through 5th grade. They offer a continuum of Special Day Classes, kindergarten through 5th, for students with moderate to severe disabilities.

Now in its 34th year, the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program has bestowed its blue ribbon award to fewer than 8,500 schools. On Nov. 7 and 8, the Department will formally recognize the 279 public and 50 private schools at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C.

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