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Honors & Accolades

California Distinguished School

California Department of Education awards schools based on their Gold Ribbon Schools Program, awarding different types of schools at different times, based on student success, with attention paid to impoverished and diverse students. Cupertino was found to be a California Distinguished School in 1990, 1994 and 2007.

National Blue Ribbon Award

Cupertino was named a National Blue Ribbon School in 1996. To learn more about the program, visit the US Department of Education website, view the List of Selected Schools or see the Blue Ribbon Information webpage.

US News Gold Medal Award Winning School

US publishes a list of the top high schools each year. In 2018, Cupertino ranked at #58 in California, #367 in the National rankings and #27 in the National STEM rankings based upon a formula which includes graduation rates, college enrollment rates, AP/ACT/SAT participation and scores and the number of counselors at a school. Cupertino has also ranked in this and other popular media lists as an award-winning school in prior years.