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Neil Cummins Elementary School named a California Distinguished School for 2023!!



Neil Cummins and Cove have been awarded the high honor of being named 2023 California Distinguished Schools! They were selected based on data reported through the 2022 CA School Dashboard, including CAASPP assessment results, chronic absenteeism, suspension rates, and socioeconomic data. Only elementary schools were eligible for 2023. Neil Cummins and Cove represent two of the eight schools in Marin receiving this honor. State-wide, 6% (356 out of 5,872) of elementary schools were recognized. 

“It is my pleasure to honor and recognize these 356 elementary schools for providing outstanding public education and opportunities to students. Their innovation and hard work have helped to ensure their students can heal, recover, and thrive—even in the toughest times,” State Superintendent Thurmond said. 

Mr. Shaw, Neil Cummins Principal, stated, “I am inspired daily by our staff's dedication to their craft, colleagues, families and students. I am honored to be a part of this learning community, and this recognition is evidence of the impactful learning that happens daily at Neil Cummins Elementary with all staff and students.”

Both Neil Cummins and Cove have been previously recognized with Neil Cummins as a California Distinguished School (1989 and 1997) and Cove as a Gold Ribbon School (2016). With the addition of our elementary award winners, all LCMSD schools have been recognized with the most recent California Distinguished Schools Award. This demonstrates LCMSD’s K-8 commitment to practices that promote positive school culture while advancing educational outcomes. Congratulations Neil Cummins and Cove on this well-deserved achievement!