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It’s almost back to school time! A+ schools in Yorba Linda

Tuesday August 8, 2017

Award-winning schools in Yorba have been offering a first-class education for decades. When you live at Newbury by Brandywine Homes, you’ll have great schools to choose from in the Placentia-Linda Unified School District. Both students and teachers here continue to receive acclaim for academic excellence.

The district maintains its reputation for academic excellence, remains fiscally solvent and recently completed a $600 million massive facilities modernization and new school construction program. Twenty-four schools have been designated California Distinguished Schools, five have been named National Blue Ribbon Schools, five have been honored as California Gold Ribbon Schools, one has earned the title of California Model School status three times, and another has received California’s Exemplary Independent Study recognition. PYLUSD high schools are consistently named to “America’s Best High Schools” rankings issued by Newsweek, U.S. News and World Report and other news organizations. Academically, district students continue to excel on standardized tests, outpacing both state and county averages. Students have won high honors in county, state and national competitions, including Academic Decathlon and Science Olympiad tournaments, Mock Trial, and both visual and performing arts competitions.

Staff members have also been honored for their expertise and contributions to education. Numerous county, state and national awards have been presented to PYLUSD staff, including Orange County Teachers of the Year, California’s Continuation High School Teacher of the Year, National Health Educator of the Year finalist, the nation’s outstanding Director of Activities, California’s New Drama Teacher of the Year, the nation’s finalist for Technology Director of the Year and more. Recently, a teacher was recognized by First Lady Michelle Obama.