Los Nietos Middle School STEAM Academy Honored as a 2024 California Distinguished School

“It is an incredible honor for our middle school to be recognized as a 2024 California Distinguished School,” said Ramiro Rubalcaba, Ed.D., Superintendent of Los Nietos School District. “I congratulate Los Nietos Middle School as this award truly reflects our district’s commitment to providing high-quality education and nurturing the potential of every student.”

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, specifically focusing on growth and excellence in academic achievement and positive school climates.

Earlier this year, the Los Nietos School District was awarded the California School Board Association Golden Bell Award for its exceptional Cyber Security Program at the Los Nietos Middle School STEAM Academy. The program trains students in essential cybersecurity skills such as coding and operating systems, critical thinking and problem-solving, and vital collaboration and communication abilities.

The 2024 California Distinguished Schools will be honored in an awards ceremony on May 3, 2024.

This image features a celebratory announcement for Los Nietos Middle School STEAM Academy being named a 2024 California Distinguished School. At the top, the text "Los Nietos Middle School STEAM Academy" is prominently displayed against a background that includes symbols representing various STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) disciplines.