Indiana Schools Make 'Blue Ribbon' ListPosted: Updated:
Twelve Hoosier schools have been named to this year's National Blue Ribbon Schools list. The U.S. Department of Education honors "exemplary" high-performing or improving schools throughout the country each year. Editor's Note: An earlier version inadvertently left three schools off the list. Those schools have been added below and the correct total now appears above.
Last year, eight Indiana schools in were selected.
The 2013 list of public and private National Blue Ribbon Schools includes the following from Indiana:
Creekside Middle School
3525 W. 126th Street
Carmel, IN 46032
Principal: Mr. Thomas Harmas
School District: Carmel Clay Schools
Discovery Middle School
10050 Brummitt Road
Granger, IN 46530
Principal: Mrs. Sheryll Harper
School District:Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation
Fairmont Elementary School
1725 Abbie Dell Avenue
New Albany, IN 47150
Principal: Mrs. Susan Gahan
School District: New Albany Floyd County Consolidated School Corporation
Holy Family School
990 E. Church Avenue
Jasper, IN 47546
Principal: Mrs. Sally Sternberg
School District: Diocese of Evansville
Jonas E. Salk Elementary School
3001 W 77th Avenue
Merrillville, IN 46410
Principal: Mrs. Kara Bonin
School District: Merrillville School Corporation
Laura G. Childs Elementary School
2211 S High Street
Bloomington, IN 47401
Principal: Mr. Chris Finley
School District: Monroe County Community School Corporation
Morgan Township Elementary School
299 South State Road 49
Valparaiso, IN 46383
Principal: Mrs. Michelle Friesen-Carper
School District: East Porter County School Corporation
New Haven Intermediate School
1065 Woodmere Drive
New Haven, IN 46774
Principal: Mrs. Alicia Gatewood
School District: East Allen County Schools
Pine Ridge Elementary School
4613 S. Pine Ridge Road
Birdseye, IN 47513
Principal: Mr. Ryan Haas
School District: Southeast Dubois Consolidated School Corporation
Saint Louis de Montfort Catholic School
11421 Hague Road
Fishers, IN 46038
Principal: Mrs. Annette Marie Jones
School District: Diocese of Lafayette
Saint Maria Goretti School
17104 Spring Mill Road
Westfield, IN 46074
Principal: Mr. Vince Barnes
School District: Diocese of Lafayette-in-Indiana
Trinity School at Greenlawn
107 South Greenlawn Avenue
South Bend, IN 46617
Principal: Mr. John Lee
You can view the full national list by clicking here.
September 24, 2013
WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced 286 schools as the 2013 cohort of National Blue Ribbon Schools, based on their overall academic excellence or their progress in improving student academic achievement. Secretary Duncan made this year's announcement live via the Department's USTREAM channel http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/39189722, viewed by recognized principals, teachers, and students assembled across the country.
The Department will honor 236 public and 50 private schools at a recognition ceremony on Nov. 18-19 in Washington, D.C. In its 31-year history, the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program has bestowed this coveted award on nearly 7,500 of America's schools.
"Excellence in education matters and we should honor the schools that are leading the way to prepare students for success in college and careers," said Secretary Duncan. "National Blue Ribbon schools represent examples of educational excellence, and their work reflects the belief that every child in America deserves a world-class education."
The National Blue Ribbon Schools award honors public and private elementary, middle, and high schools where students perform at very high levels or where significant improvements are being made in students' levels of achievement.
The program recognizes schools in one of two performance categories. The first category is "Exemplary High Performing," in which schools are recognized among their state's highest performing schools, as measured by state assessments or nationally-normed tests. The second category is "Exemplary Improving," in which schools that have at least 40 percent of their students from disadvantaged backgrounds demonstrate the most progress in improving student achievement levels as measured by state assessments or nationally-normed tests.
To select National Blue Ribbon Schools, the Department requested nominations from the top education official in every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Department of Defense Education Activity, and the Bureau of Indian Education. The Council for American Private Education (CAPE) nominates private schools. A total of 420 schools nationwide may be nominated, with allocations determined by the numbers of K-12 students and schools in each jurisdiction. The Secretary of Education invites nominated schools to submit an application for possible recognition as a National Blue Ribbon School.
Source: U.S. Department of Education