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Folsom Middle named a 2021 California Distinguished School

Folsom Middle Principal Terri Daniels

Folsom Middle Principal Terri Daniels


Congratulations to Folsom Middle School for being recognized as a California Distinguished School for 2021! The school is one of only three recipients in Sacramento County and among roughly 100 middle and high schools across the state. 

The program recognizes elementary and middle and high schools in alternate years. Schools recognized with the honor hold the title for two years.

“These schools are great examples of California’s commitment to provide outstanding public education for all students, and their data-driven efforts have helped ensure that their students leave with the tools and skills they need to be successful after graduation,” said State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond in a news release. “Our thanks go to the entire communities surrounding these schools, including the teachers, administrators, and classified employees as well as the students and their families who, through teamwork, all accomplished this impressive achievement together.”

The California Department of Education will honor the winners at a future virtual awards ceremony.

“Especially now, with what we’ve gone through this year, winning this award has been a boost. It’s been such a rough year and to be recognized for this award is definitely appreciated,” said Folsom Middle Principal Terri Daniels. “The team has worked really hard over several years and everybody is just very excited and proud. This is a team effort – it takes a village. Everybody – teachers, office staff, custodians, counselors, all classified staff, students, and families – is included in this recognition. Every single person on this campus is due credit for this award.”

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