CA Distinguished School
Juan Cabrillo Elementary became CA Distinguished School in 2007/2008 and was invited to re-apply for CA distinguish School in 2011/2012 school year and was once again awarded this distinction.
Gold Ribbon School
Juan Cabrillo received the Gold Ribbon School in 2016
Cotsen Foundation grant received
Juan Cabrillo received a large grant from the Cotsen Foundation for the Art of Teaching in 2017/2018 school year that supported their work in Cognitvely Guided Instruction in the area Mathematics