Article: News – 45 O.C. schools on ‘distinguished’ list: “Tuesday, April 25, 2006
45 O.C. schools on ‘distinguished’ list
The prize is a mark of status that only 5% of the campuses statewide bring home.
The Orange County Register

2006 California Distinguished Schools

Anaheim Elementary James M. Guinn Elementary
Brea-Olinda Unified Olinda Elementary
Buena Park Elementary Arthur F. Corey Elementary
Buena Park Elementary Gordon H. Beatty School
Capistrano Unified Canyon Vista Elementary
Capistrano Unified Castille Elementary
Capistrano Unified Laguna Niguel Elementary
Capistrano Unified Tijeras Creek Elementary
Capistrano Unified Truman Benedict Elementary
Centralia Elementary G.B. Miller Elementary
Cypress Elementary Margaret Landell Elementary
Fullerton Elementary Beechwood School
Fullerton Elementary Rolling Hills School
Garden Grove Unified John Marshall Elementary
Garden Grove Unified Rosita Elementary
Garden Grove Unified Rosita Elementary
Huntington Beach City Elementary Agnes L. Smith Elementary
Irvine Unified Bonita Canyon Elementary
Irvine Unified College Park Elementary
Irvine Unified Deerfield Elementary
Los Alamitos Unified Jack L. Weaver Elementary
Newport-Mesa Unified California Elementary
Newport-Mesa Unified Lincoln Elementary
Newport-Mesa Unified Mariners Elementary
Newport-Mesa Unified Victoria Elementary
Ocean View Elementary Circle View School
Ocean View Elementary Golden View School
Ocean View Elementary Star View School
Orange Unified McPherson Magnet School
Orange Unified Running Springs Elementary
Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified Bryant Ranch Elementary
Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified Fairmont Elementary
Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified Golden Elementary
Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified Linda Vista Elementary
Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified Morse Elementary
Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified Sierra Vista Elementary
Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified Travis Ranch School
Santa Ana Unified Carl Harvey Elementary
Santa Ana Unified Thorpe Fundamental
Tustin Unified Arroyo Elementary
Tustin Unified Jeane Thorman Elementary
Tustin Unified Ladera Elementary
Tustin Unified Myford Elementary
Tustin Unified Tustin Memorial Academy
Westminster Elementary C. Fred Schroeder School
Westminster Elementary Cecil B. DeMille Elementary

Source:California Department of Education. For a statewide list of winners, go to and click on “What’s New.”
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