Will be recognized in Washington D.C. Nov. 7-8
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 29, 2016) — The U.S. Department of Education (USED) this week named five Kentucky public schools and five private schools as 2016 National Blue Ribbon Schools, based on their overall academic excellence.
Kentucky schools are:
- Gray Middle School – Boone County Schools
- Johnson Elementary – Laurel County Schools
- Moyer Elementary – Fort Thomas Independent Schools
- Schaffner Traditional Elementary – Jefferson County Public Schools
- Southwest Calloway Elementary – Calloway County Schools
- Covington Catholic High School (Park Hills)
- St. Henry Catholic Schools (Elsmere)
- St. Mary School (Alexandria)
- Saint Xavier High School (Louisville)
- St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School (Louisville)
The Kentucky schools are among 329 public and private, elementary, middle and high schools across the country recognized this year.
In its 34-year history, the national Blue Ribbon Schools program has become a trademark of excellence and a symbol of exemplary teaching and learning recognized by everyone from parents to policy-makers.
The program recognizes schools in one of two performance categories:
- Exemplary High Performing Schools are among the state’s highest performing schools as measured by state assessments or nationally normed tests. Various student group performance and high school graduation rates also are at the highest levels.
- Exemplary Achievement Gap Closing Schools are among the state’s highest performing schools in closing achievement gaps between a school’s student groups and all students over the past five years. Student group performance and high school graduation rates for each group are at high levels.
Winners will be recognized in Washington, D.C. from Nov. 7-8.