U.S. Department of Education Announces 2018 National Blue Ribbon Schools...
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today recognized 349 schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2018. The recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups.
“I'm pleased to celebrate with you as your school, Hazel Harvey Elementary, is named a National Blue Ribbon School,” said U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos in a video message to the honorees. “Your school is one of 349 schools in the nation and one of sixteen schools from Ohio to be recognized in 2018.” “We recognize and honor your important work in preparing students for successful careers and meaningful lives. Congratulations on your students' accomplishments and for your extraordinary commitment to meeting their unique needs.”
The coveted National Blue Ribbon Schools award affirms the hard work of educators, families and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students master challenging and engaging content.
Now in its 36th year, the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program has bestowed recognition on more than 8,800 schools. On November 7-8, the Secretary and the Department of Education will celebrate with 300 public and 49private school honorees at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C.
All schools are honored in one of two performance categories, based on all student scores, subgroup student scores and graduation rates:
•Exemplary High Performing Schools are among their state’s highest performing schools as measured by state assessments or nationally normed tests.
•Exemplary Achievement Gap Closing Schools are among their state’s highest performing schools in closing achievement gaps between a school’s student groups and all students over the past five years.
The list of all 2018 National Blue Ribbon Schools is available on the U. S. Department of Education’s website at https://www.ed.gov/nationalblueribbonschools
***(Hazel Harvey is mentioned and our picture can be seen at the 13:02 minute mark of the video above.)
Here is the link to our full profile page on the National Blue Ribbon Schools site:
We are honored to be recognized as such an AMAZING school, with the BEST teachers and staff!