Quailwood has been recognized in 1987, 1992, 1995 and 2000 by the California Department of Education’s Distinguished School Program. In 1992, Quailwood was named a National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education. The school’s strong instructional leadership team, parent involvement and the quality of its programs were cited by State and National review teams.
Quailwood students have twice competed as California State Champions in the National History Day finals, taking second place in Group Media in 1997.
The school enjoys strong parent and community support. The Quailwood Parent Club, School Site Council, and Principal’s Advisory meet regularly to plan, discuss site issues and implement projects beneficial to the school. There is extensive use of community resources in support of the educational program.