Awards and Achievements

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Richardson PREP HI Middle School in San Bernardino once again proved that it ranks among the best public and private schools across the nation by earning a 2016 National Blue Ribbon School award.

The U.S. Department of Education recognized just 329 schools for being exemplary, high-performing schools or exemplary, achievement-gap closing schools—the only two ways to become a National Blue Ribbon School. Richardson PREP HI was honored for being an exemplary, high-performing school, which means it is among the highest-performing schools as measured by state assessments or nationally normed tests.

“I am elated that the hard work of our students, staff, and parents is being recognized with this prestigious distinction,” said Richardson PREP HI Principal Dr. Natalie Raymundo. “It is an honor to be one of four California middle schools recognized as a Blue Ribbon school this year.”

Since the U.S. Department of Education began recognizing National Blue Ribbon Schools in 1982, three San Bernardino City Unified School District (SBCUSD) schools have claimed the title. Middle College High School earned National Blue Ribbon status in 2008, followed by Richardson PREP HI in 2009 and Hillside Elementary University Demonstration School in 2014. Now, Richardson has earned the honor again this year.

“I am very pleased that Richardson has once again been recognized for being a high-achieving school,” said SBCUSD Superintendent Dr. Dale Marsden. “As one of our nation’s highest-performing schools, it is a shining example of what students can accomplish when teachers, administrators, staff, parents, and students work together and hold each other accountable for academic success.”

National ESEA Distinguished School Award

National Gold Ribbon

  • 2016

National Blue Ribbon

  • 2016
  • 2009

California Civic Learning School of Merit
  • 2016

California Distinguished School


  • 2005
  • 2001
  • 1994
  • 1992
  • 1990
California Title I School of Achievement
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005

Intel School of Distinction finalist (one of 18 US Schools) - Mathematics
  • 2010
  • 2015 CBEE Star School with special STEM designation for achievement in math and science
  • 2014 CBEE Star School
  • 2013 CBEE Star School
  • 2012 CBEE Star School
  • 2011 CBEE Star School
  • 2010 CBEE Star School
  • 2009 CBEE Star School
  • 2008 CBEE Star School

*Star distinction is for high poverty, high performing, achievement gap closing schools

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