Irvington High School is 2024 California Distinguished School

Irvington High School, one of five comprehensive high schools in the Fremont Unified School District (FUSD), is among the 293 secondary schools named 2024 California Distinguished Schools by the California Department of Education (CDE) on February 29.

“I congratulate Irvington High School’s staff and students on earning their school the distinction of being named a 2024 California Distinguished School,” said FUSD Superintendent CJ Cammack. “Across Fremont Unified, our educators are providing outstanding academic opportunities and responsive support for each student, and this award is a credit to the phenomenal work our team does to educate, challenge and inspire each student. Irvington has a distinguished history of academic excellence, and as the home to our district’s Visual and Performing Arts Magnet program, it also offers its students exceptional opportunities for creative development, in addition to the school's strong athletic and activities programs. Go Vikings!”

The California Distinguished Schools Program recognizes outstanding education programs and practices. The CDE identifies eligible schools based on their performance and progress on the 2023 California School Dashboard, with a specific focus on growth and excellence in academic achievement, and positive school climates.

Elementary schools and secondary (middle and high) schools are recognized in alternate years; six FUSD elementary schools were named 2023 California Distinguished Schools in the most recent selection by the CDE.

“This year’s California Distinguished Schools celebration provides us with an opportunity to recognize the hard work of our secondary educators and school staff who help our young adults discover passions and access college- and career-ready experiences that will propel them through life,” said State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond in a February 29 press release.

The 2024 California Distinguished Schools will be honored in an awards ceremony on May 3, 2024. More information on this program is available on the CDE’s California Distinguished Schools Program web page.

Irvington High School 2024 California Distinguished School