Congratulating 29 California PTA/PTSAs designated 2020-2022 Schools of Excellence

by Communications Commission

Congratulations to the twenty-nine California State PTA/PTSA units at schools throughout our state who were designated 2020-2022 National PTA Schools of Excellence in recognition of their commitment to building an inclusive and welcoming school community where all families contribute to enriching the educational experience and overall well-being for all students.  

Alderwood Elementary PTA Irvine 4th District PTA
Ardenwood Elementary Fremont Peralta District PTA
Arlington High PTSA Riverside 23rd District PTA
Avocado Elementary PTA La Mesa 9th District PTA
Baldy Mesa Elementary PTA Victorville 5th District PTA
Bella Vista PTA San Ramon 32nd District PTA
Chapman Hills PTA Orange 4th District PTA
Charles Evans Hughes PTA Long Beach 33rd District PTA
El Carmelo Elementary PTA Palo Alto 6th District PTA
Franklin Elementary PTA San Diego 9th District PTA
George Patton Elementary PTA Garden Grove 4th District PTA
George Washington PTA Riverside 23rd District PTA
Goleta Valley Junior High Goleta 15th District PTA
Joe Serna Jr. Charter School PTA Galt 3rd District PTA
Ladera Palma Elementary PTA La Habra 4th District PTA
Longden Avenue PTA Temple City 1st District PTA
Mabel Mattos Elementary PTA Milpitas 6th District PTA
Magnolia Elementary PTA Riverside 23rd District PTA
Marguerita Parent Teacher Association, Inc. Alhambra 1 District PTA
Palmer Way PTA National City 9th District PTA
Palos Verdes Peninsula High School PTSA Rancho Palos Verdes 33rd District PTA
Sherman PTA San Francisco 2nd District PTA
Stephen Foster Elementary PTA Lakewood 33rd District PTA
Studebaker Elementary PTA Norwalk 33rd District PTA
Tara Hills Elementary PTA SAN PABLO 32nd District PTA
Thomas Edison Elementary PTA Anaheim 4th District PTA
Tierra Bonita Elementary School Poway 9th District PTA
William F. Prisk Elementary PTA Long Beach 33rd District PTA
WJC Trapp Elementary PTA Rialto 5th District PTA


The National PTA School of Excellence recognition program supports partnerships between parents and school leaders. The goal is to open the lines of communication within school communities so they can think critically about student needs and make data-driven decisions that yield positive, long-term results. 

We are excited to acknowledge and celebrate the strong partnerships between local California PTA/PTSAs and schools that will enrich the educational experience and overall well-being of students in their school communities.

The enrollment period for the 2021-2022 National PTA School of Excellence program will be open until October 1, 2021.

Enrollment is now open for the coming school year. By enrolling in this program, your PTA and school administrators are making a year-long commitment to identifying and implementing an action plan for school improvement based on PTA’s National Standards for Family-School Partnerships and Transformative Family Engagement.

Once enrolled, local PTAs will gain access to free tools to run their School of Excellence program. Local PTAs are encouraged to enroll early to start building their Excellence Teams and to familiarize themselves with the steps in the program process. Learn more: