School Awards & Recognitions

  • CA Distinguished School logo

    Cesar Chavez has been named a California Distinguished School for 2011, 2019 and 2024.  Only two high schools were chosen in Kern County in 201; the other was our sister school, Delano High School.  








    Logo of Title 1 State Superintendent Tom Torlakson announced that Cesar E. Chavez High School is a recipient of this year’s Title I Academic Achievement Award, the only high school in Kern County to receive this honor. Without a doubt, the staffs professionalism, creativity, innovation -- and especially all the hard work and student-centered dedication -- mark the difference and set in the area. A list of all the 2012 Title I Academic Achievement Award Schools is posted online at





    Best High School logo Silver Cesar E. Chavez High School has been named again by US News and World Report, one of “America’s Best High Schools” - SILVER! That's two years in a row! Congratulations goes out to the Administrators, Staff, Students, and our community for always striving for the best at CCHS.

    Awarded Silver in 2012, 2013, 2016

    Awarded Bronze in 2010, 2011







    National Title 1 Red logo

    Cesar E. Chavez High School has been recognized as a 2012 National Distinguished School by the National Title I Association.

    Since 1996, the National Title I Association has been selecting examples of superior Title I school programs for national recognition through the National Title I Distinguished Schools Program. Selected schools must qualify through exceptional student performance for two or more consecutive years, or – in the case of Cesar E. Chavez High School - through closing the achievement gap between student groups.