Eight Ventura County area schools are recipients of the 2017 Gold Ribbon Schools Award from the California Department of Education. The award recognizes middle and high schools that have developed innovative programs that support rigorous academic standards and create a positive school environment. The winning local schools are:
- A.E. Wright Middle School (Las Virgenes Unified School District)
- Adolfo Camarillo High School (Oxnard Union High School District)
- Colina Middle School (Conejo Valley Unified School District)
- Hillside Middle School (Simi Valley Unified School District)
- Moorpark High School (Moorpark Unified School District)
- Redwood Middle School (Conejo Valley Unified School District)
- Royal High School (Simi Valley Unified School District)
- Westlake High School (Conejo Valley Unified School District)
“These awards are a tribute to the many dedicated educators who work on behalf of our students every day,” said Stan Mantooth, Ventura County Superintendent of Schools. “I congratulate them on being recognized for developing model programs that set an example for others to follow.”
A.E. Wright Middle School received an additional award for being a Title I Academic Achieving School. This additional recognition is given only to schools receiving federal Title I funds that assist in meeting the educational needs of students living at or below the poverty line.
This year, 275 Gold Ribbon honorees were selected out of 477 schools that applied. Additional information about the Gold Ribbon Schools Award and a list of recipients throughout the state is available here.