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Torrey Pines Awarded Golden Ribbon Award

2016 Gold Ribbon Award

Congratulations! I am pleased to inform you that Torrey Pines Elementary School has successfully completed the California Gold Ribbon Schools Program application process and is being recognized as one of our 772 California Gold Ribbon Schools for 2016. The award reflects your school’s success in creating a positive learning atmosphere for your students. Such success is a direct result of your dedicated, creative, and talented staff, and your supportive school community.


Tom Torlakson

State Superintendent of Public Instruction


Dear Torrey Pines Families~

We are proud to announce our success in receiving the California Gold Ribbon School Award!  Below is the note we received from the Board President and the two links regarding the announcement.

Congratulations on Torrey Pines Elementary School's recognition for overall excellence and receipt of a Golden Ribbon School Award.

Before retiring and becoming a board member, I was a consultant with the California Department of Education and was contracted to validate distinguished schools, effective schools, and lead program school reviews.  In that capacity, I experienced the process and learned what it was like for schools to be awarded statewide recognition for excellence.

This is a quite an honor for you, your students, staff, parents, and community partners, and the accomplishment is well deserved.

Most Appreciatively,

Dr. Mike (Michael) McQuary, Ed D | SDUSD, Board President | mmcquary@sandi.net | 858-752-9544

CA Dept. of Education Press Release: http://www.cde.ca.gov/nr/ne/yr16/yr16rel27.asp

SDUSD Press Release: https://www.sandiegounified.org/newscenter/gold-ribbon-16

Congratulations to the students, staff, and community!!

Sarah Ott | Principal | Torrey Pines Elementary School