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Crestview earns California Distinguished School Award

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Dr. Ken Faulk, Crestview Elementary School principal, speaks about earning the California Distinguished School Award during an interview with a local news videographer at Crestview Elementary School here Wednesday, May 9, 2012. The school is one of seven elementary schools to earn this award in Santa Barbara County and will hold the award for four years. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Dr. Ken Faulk, Crestview Elementary School principal, speaks about earning the California Distinguished School Award during an interview with a local news videographer at Crestview Elementary School here Wednesday, May 9, 2012. The school is one of seven elementary schools to earn this award in Santa Barbara County and will hold the award for four years. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Crestview Elementary School here displays their California Distinguished School Award Wednesday, May 9, 2012. The school is one of seven elementary schools to earn this award in Santa Barbara County and will hold the award for four years. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Crestview Elementary School here displays their California Distinguished School Award Wednesday, May 9, 2012. The school is one of seven elementary schools to earn this award in Santa Barbara County and will hold the award for four years. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Andrew Satran)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Educators from Crestview Elementary school here were presented with a California Distinguished School award May 3 from the California Department of Education.

The California Distinguished School Award identifies schools that have demonstrated educational excellence for all students and show progress in helping students attain success regardless of their background, condition or circumstances.

"Crestview is a wonderful place to learn; it's a great school," said Dr. Ken Faulk, Crestview Elementary School principal. "(Earning this award is a) prestigious honor. It is a really small club and we are one of the few great schools in the state of California that have attained that honor."

Crestview Elementary is one of seven elementary schools to earn this award in Santa Barbara County this year.

"We have been extremely happy with the education that our kids have received from Crestview both from the teachers and the principal," said Tech. Sgt. Shawn Cassim, 30th Space Communications Squadron communication focal point section chief. "My oldest is in honors courses in middle school and I believe that stems from the education that he received at Crestview."

Crestview is the only school in the Lompoc Unified School District to currently hold a California Distinguished School award. Most recently Cabrillo High School held this honor.

Crestview will be part of the California distinguished school program for four years.