2021 CA School Recognition Program

May 11, 2021
Dear Michael Lin:
Congratulations to Carver Elementary in San Marino Unified! You and your school are cordially invited to attend the 2021 California School Recognition Program Virtual Awards Ceremony, sponsored in part by California Casualty on Wednesday, May 26, 2021, from 4 to 5 p.m.
This year we will honor the 2021 California Distinguished Schools, 2021 National ESEA Distinguished Schools, 2021 Exemplary Arts Program Schools, 2021 Green Ribbon Schools, and the 2020 National Blue Ribbon Schools.
Please register in advance for this event by Friday, May 21, 2021 via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_XvwzbnG2Qqi2-pAUQOYP9w
Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link to join the event.
The virtual gala is open to your colleagues and anyone else you wish to invite to join in celebrating this special occasion, so please feel free to share the Zoom registration link with them.
NOTE: This event will be recorded and video and photos may be used on CDE’s website, social media channels, such as Facebook, Instagram, etc. as well as other publications.
If you have questions regarding this event, please contact the CDE Awards Unit by email at [email protected] or by phone at 916-319-0841.
The CDE and I look forward to celebrating our schools on May 26, 2021.
Tony Thurmond
State Superintendent of Public Instruction




September 24, 2020

Dear Carver families and staff,

It is my pleasure and great honor to announce that K. L. Carver School is one of 367 schools in the nation that is recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School (NBRS) for 2020. Carver School is an Exemplary High Performing School for our overall performance in which our school demonstrated dramatic gains in student achievements in the last few years on top of our school’s existing exceptional performance.

The coveted National Blue Ribbon Schools award affirms the hard work of our educators, students, families, guardians, volunteers, District Office, Schools Foundation, generous donors, and San Marino community in creating a safe and welcoming learning environment where students master challenging and engaging content and where the faculty and staff share a unity of purpose to make a positive difference in all our students. 

In addition to being a three-time California Distinguished School, this is the second time that Carver School has won the National Blue Ribbon School Award. This year’s recognition is a testament to the continued excellence that we see in the learning culture at Carver School in the San Marino Unified School District and I want to congratulate our teachers, staff, students, parents, guardians, volunteers, District Office, Schools Foundation, generous donors, and San Marino community for this achievement in helping us earn this prestigious national award.



Dr. Mike Lin


K. L. Carver School