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2013 National Blue Ribbon Schools Make Big News

Secretary Duncan’s announcement of the 2013 schools generated very strong media interest. News coverage occurred in all 44 states that nominated National Blue Ribbon Schools, including non-public schools. At last count, more than 270 news stories had appeared, including editorials and recognition by a U.S. Senator. This list is certainly not complete. Please send additional news links to the NBRS website.

Alabama

Holtsville a 2013 Blue Ribbon School (9/27)

Holtville High named National Blue Ribbon School(9/26)

2 North Alabama schools earn 2013 National Blue Ribbon School awards (video) (9/25)

Council Traditional earns Blue Ribbon status “because we are awesome” (photos) (9/25)

America’s best schools: Six in Alabama, two in Birmingham-metro area named Blue Ribbon Schools by U.S. Department of Education (9/25)

Holtville High School recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School for 2013 (9/24)

Alaska

Aurora Elementary in Anchorage Named a Federal Blue Ribbon School (9/27)

Alaska school among best in nation (9/28)

Arizona

Chandler Traditional Academy’s Liberty Campus earns national honor (10/29)

CTA-Liberty’s traditional curriculum rewarded with Blue Ribbon distinction (10/22)

Coronado principal finalist for national award (10/1)

Chandler’s ‘Liberty,’ Valley’s Xavier Prep among 286 national ‘Blue Ribbon’ schools (9/27)

Coronado Elementary earns national Blue Ribbon recognition(9/26)

Sabino High School receives national recognition(9/25)

Sabino High named Blue Ribbon School(9/25)

Sabino High Named a National Blue Ribbon School (9/25)

Arkansas

Bergman Elementary among National Blue Ribbon Schools Little Rock (9/27)

Bergman Elementary among National Blue Ribbon Schools (9/26)

4 Arkansas schools receive national honors(9/25)

4 in state are Blue Ribbon schools(9/25)

Three schools receive Blue Ribbon award(9/25)

4 in state are Blue Ribbon schools (9/25)

Arkansas Schools Receive National Blue Ribbon Award(9/25)

Immaculate Conception named a Blue Ribbon school(9/25)

Arkansas education officials say 4 schools honored with National Blue Ribbon Schools awards(9/24)

Bentonville, Fort Smith schools receive national honors (9/24)

California

Opal Robinson Elementary School recognized as one of California’s best (12/22)

Politicians, Educators, Students to Celebrate Robinson Elementary’s National Blue Ribbon (10/1)

Homeroom: Alameda County boasts two National Blue Ribbon schools (9/27)

Five Silicon Valley schools named National Blue Ribbon Schools(9/26)

Fugman Elementary named National Blue Ribbon School(9/25)

Northeast Fresno Blue Ribbon School (video) (9/25)

La Cañada Elementary earns national honor(9/25)

Oxford Academy in Cypress named 2013 National Blue Ribbon School(9/25)

Two San Diego elementary schools earn top honors as National Blue Ribbon Schools

La Reina High School named National Blue Ribbon school (9/24)

It’s Official: IUSD’s Stonegate Elementary School Has Earned a National Blue Ribbon (9/24)

Colorado

Jeffco’s Ralston Elementary one of just five in state to get Blue Ribbon (10/10)

D-11 school makes the grade when it comes to improving scores(9/25)

D-11’s Columbia Elementary named Blue Ribbon School(9/25)

PSD’s Traut Core Knowledge named Blue Ribbon school(9/24)

Connecticut

‘This is Going to Be a Blue Ribbon School Forever’ (1/9)

Saint Mary School to Hold Open House October 17(10/12)

West Hartford Bugbee Elementary named Blue Ribbon School for 2013 (10/9)

Bugbee Elementary Named National Blue Ribbon School(9/24)

High marks: Staples, Weston High honored as Blue Ribbon schools for 2013 (9/26)

Weston High, Staples two of four in state honored as National Blue Ribbon Schools(9/25)

Saint Jude School earns National Blue Ribbon honor (9/24)

Weston High School named National Blue Ribbon School (9/25)

Delaware

Shields wins blue ribbon recognition(9/25)

Carper, Coons, Carney Congratulate 2013 National Blue Ribbon Schools (9/24)

Three Delaware schools earn national Blue Ribbon status(9/24)

Department of Defense Educational Activity

DOD Schools Take National Honors (9/24)

District of Columbia

St. Peter School Receives National Blue Ribbon!(9/26)

Two D.C. Schools Receive Blue Ribbon Awards (9/26)

National Blue Ribbon awards go to 7 schools in area, including a D.C. public charter (9/25)

Florida

Blue Ribbon Day for Meyer Jewish Academy [scroll down] 10/17

Meyer Academy named Blue Ribbon School (10/15)

NWF State College Collegiate High wins special honor (9/26)

Georgia

Marietta Schools Gets Excellence, Blur Ribbon Honors

St. Catherine of Siena is 2013 Blue Ribbon School (10/16)

9 Ga. schools named 2013 National Blue Ribbon Schools by US Department of Education (9/24)

9 Ga. schools named National Blue Ribbon Schools (9/25)

Two local schools named National Blue Ribbon Schools (9/25)

9 Georgia schools named Blue Ribbon schools(9/26)

Congrats to 9 Blue Ribbon Schools in Georgia(9/24)

Marietta elementary school gets “blue ribbon” recognition (9/25)

U.S. Department of Education honors eight Georgia schools (9/26)

Middle Ridge is Blue Ribbon School (9/25)

Proud (9/27)

Daves Creek earns national honor(9/25)

Sugar Hill named Blue Ribbon School(9/26) [registration required]

Kennesaw school earns Blue Ribbon (9/27)

Cobb schools win Blue Ribbon recognition(9/25)

Middle Ridge named Blue Ribbon School(9/24)

Okatie Elementary receives National Blue Ribbon award (9/24)

Two local schools named National Blue Ribbon Schools (9/24)

Nine Georgia Schools Named “Blue Ribbon Schools” (9/27)

Kennesaw school earns Blue Ribbon (9/26)

Thumbs Up! (10/14)

Mountain Park Elementary in Roswell honored as Blue Ribbon School (10/9)

Hawaii

Schools credit staff, parents for blue ribbon performance (9/27)

Three Hawaii schools named as National Blue Ribbon Schools (9/25)

Idaho

Schools nominated by State Department of Education(9/26)

Sugar-Salem H.S. named National Blue Ribbon School(9/26)

Gate City Elementary School Earns National Award (9/26)

Illinois

Morton’s Lincoln Elementary recognized as National Blue Ribbon School (12/13)

Prairie Crossing Charter School Honored with National Blue Ribbon Award of Excellence by the U.S. Department of Education in Washington D.C. (11/25)

Governor Quinn Congratulates Northbrook’s 2013 Blue Ribbon Schools (10/14)

Three Northbrook schools awarded Blue Ribbon honors (10/11)

School Notes (10/1)

Prairie Crossing Charter School Receives National Blue Ribbon Award (9/27)

‘Great place to learn’: Scott Elementary receives national award (9/25)

St. Joan Of Arc School Honored With (9/26)

St. Joan Of Arc School Honored With (9/24)

Area schools receive Blue Ribbon honors (9/25)

La Grange Catholic school earns national blue ribbon(9/26)

Saint Francis Xavier School in La Grange receives prestigious Blue Ribbon award(9/24)

Aquinas Academy Named a 2013 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence (9/27)

Indiana

New Haven school earns federal award for improvement (10/10)

Salk Elementary School named 2013 National Blue Ribbon School (9/27)

New Haven Intermediate School Deemed National Blue Ribbon School(9/26)

Four central Indiana schools honored as Blue Ribbon Schools(9/25)

Indiana Schools Make ‘Blue Ribbon’ List(9/25)

Two local schools named 2013 National Blue Ribbon schools(9/25)

Two Northwest Indiana schools among 12 in Indiana named National Blue Ribbon winners (9/25)

2 Dubois County schools make Blue Ribbon list (9/25)

Two Dubois County, Ind., schools get ‘Blue Ribbon’ designation from feds (9/24)

Iowa

Meeker Elementary earns national recognition(9/26)

Bettendorf school titled National Blue Ribbon School(9/24)

Bettendorf school named National Blue Ribbon School(9/25)

Okoboji Elementary earns ‘National Blue Ribbon School’ distinction(9/26)

BLUE RIBBON: Five Iowa Schools Earn National Awards(9/25)

Kansas

Glendover Students Celebrate National Honor Hollywood Style

Campus High honored as National Blue Ribbon School for student performance(9/25)

West Franklin High School awarded ‘Blue Ribbon’ status (9/25)

Chapman High School receives national award (9/26)

Kentucky

Glendover Students Celebrate National Honor Hollywood Style (11/1)

Carter elementary school recognized with prestigious National Blue Ribbon award (9/26)

Star Elementary earns national honor(9/26)

Lexington’s Glendover Elementary is named a National Blue Ribbon School(9/24)

Auburn Elementary named national Blue Ribbon School (9/24)

Louisiana

Blue Bell offers ice cream reward for MMS (10/15)

New Orleans’ Lake Forest charter named Blue Ribbon school (9/26)

Six Louisiana schools get ‘blue ribbons’ (9/25)

Most Blessed Sacrament named Blue Ribbon School (9/25)

Morehouse school earns national academic honor(9/24)

Maine

Topsham elementary school earns national honor(9/24)

Williams-Cone named National Blue Ribbon school today(9/24)

Maryland

Cashell recognized as Blue Ribbon school (12/19)

Prince George’s French Immersion School named a Maryland Blue Ribbon School (12/13)

Blue Ribbon Honors Bestowed on Schools (12/11)

Century High named National Blue Ribbon School (9/26)

Eleven Maryland schools receive National Blue Ribbon designation(9/26)

St. Mary’s Elementary honored as National Blue Ribbon School(9/25)

National Blue Ribbon School Honors For Several Area Schools(9/25)

Mikulski, Cardin Congratulate 11 Maryland Schools Receiving Blue Ribbon Awards (9/25)

Eleven Maryland schools earn National Blue Ribbon status (9/24)

Folly Quarter Middle named National Blue Ribbon School (9/24)

It’s a Blue Ribbon day for three Montgomery County schools(9/24)

3 Local Catholic Schools Awarded National Blue Ribbon Honors(9/24)

Massachusetts

NEW: Worcester Technical High School Named 2013 Blue Ribbon School(9/26)

Lexington’s Clarke Middle School named national Blue Ribbon School (video) (9/26)

Worcester Tech named Blue Ribbon School (9/24)

Minnesota

Professor’s Leadership Results in National Award (12/16)

Program Planned At Deephaven Elementary To Celebrate Blue Ribbon Award (11/5)

Seven MN Schools Named 2013 Blue Ribbon Schools (9/25)

7 MN Schools Receive National Blue Ribbon Award(9/25)

Bendix Elementary in Annandale a national Blue Ribbon School (9/24)

Mississippi

Three South Mississippi elementary schools named Blue Ribbon Schools(9/24)

Three South MS schools win National Blue Ribbon Award (9/24)

Missouri

Wasson recognizes local schools for state, national achievements (10/23)

Gov. Nixon applauds Bolivar High’s national award (10/15)

Nixon to Celebrate Bolivar HS Award (video) (10/14)

TODAY: Governor to Help Ozarks Schools Celebrate Blue Ribbon Honors (9/28)

Gov. Nixon in Nixa to recognize Blue Ribbon Schools award (9/27)

Keysor A Blue Ribbon School (9/27)

9 Missouri schools receive Blue Ribbon honors from US Department of Education(9/26)

BHS receives national ‘Blue Ribbon’ recognition(9/26)

Spokane, Nixa among nation’s Blue Ribbon schools(9/26)

4 St. Louis area schools receive Blue Ribbon honors (9/26)

4 schools in the bi-state area receive Blue Ribbon honors(9/25)

Sappington Elementary earns National Blue Ribbon School Award (9/25)

LS West High recognized as National Blue Ribbon School(9/25)

Five Area Schools get National Blue Ribbon honor (9/24)

Four High Schools in the Ozarks Awarded National Blue Ribbon (9/24)

Area schools earn National Blue Ribbon Schools honor (9/24)

Keysor Elementary School wins National Blue Ribbon(9/24)

Nixa High gets National Blue Ribbon; two others from area also lauded (9/24)

Montana

TOP OF THE CLASS: Manhattan celebrates educational milestone (1/23)

Manhattan Elementary Receives Top National Award (1/22) video

Manhattan Elementary wins U.S. Blue Ribbon School Award (9/27)

Nebraska

Burrell community to celebrate school’s honor (10/20)

Blue Ribbon worthy: Ord, Burwell elementary schools earn national award (10/12)

Nebraska Schools Recognized Nationally For Academic Excellence (10/12)

After a rocky start, St. Patrick’s School in Elkhorn area receives key national honor (9/25)

Local Schools Honored Nationally (9/25)

Nevada

Two WCSD Schools Receive National Honors(9/25)

Two Washoe County Blue Ribbon Schools (Video) (9/24)

Bracken Elementary honored as ‘exemplary,’ among top 10 percent of schools in nation (9/24)

New Jersey

Celebration marks National Blue Ribbon School designation (1/23)

Vocational, technical schools see increase in enrollment (10/17)

Edison school gains national recognition (10/2)

Wildwood High School Recognized by U.S. Department of Education(9/26)

Academy of Our Lady in Glen Rock named national Blue Ribbon school(9/26)

Immaculate Conception School named a National Blue Ribbon School(9/26)

Aquinas Academy Named a 2013 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence (9/26)

Wildwood High snags national honor(9/26)

Edison school among 6 county vocational-technical schools to win U.S. Blue Ribbon Awards (9/25)

Glen Rock Catholic school named National Blue Ribbon School (9/25)

Five Central Jersey schools named National Blue Ribbon Schools (9/25)

15 N.J. schools named as national ‘Blue Ribbon’ winners (9/25)

Wildwood High School earns National Blue Ribbon for improvement(9/25)

Wildwood High School gets national recognition (9/25)

15 N.J. schools named as national ‘Blue Ribbon’ winners (9/24)

MCVTS Edison Academy Named A National Blue Ribbon School(9/24)

New Mexico

Editorial: 3 Blue Ribbon lessons for schools’ status quo (9/26)

Albuquerque Business First Morning Edition (9/26)

Anthony Elementary School recognized as Blue Ribbon Award winner (9/25)

New York

P.S. 46 Celebrates Being Designated a Blue Ribbon School (1/17)

Tidioute Community Charter Named A Blue Ribbon School (10/7)

Build on successful local schools (9/30)

Three boro schools claim National Blue Ribbon titles (9/26)

Four LI Elementary Schools Receive Dept. of Education Blue Ribbon Status (9/26)

Three Queens elementary schools receive Blue Ribbon award (9/26)

Spencerport School Recognized by U.S. Department of Education (9/26)

US Education Secretary Duncan recognizes 18 schools for academic excellence, Achievement(9/25)

18 NY schools get National Blue Ribbon accolades (9/25)

Six City Schools Receive Blue Ribbon Award(9/25)

Spencerport’s Leo Bernabi Elementary School wins national blue ribbon award (9/25)

Cherry Road School named Blue Ribbon School, the only one in Central New York (9/25)

Schools Across Tri-State Area Get National Recognition (9/25)

S.Davis, Maple West schools honored (9/25)

Four LI schools get National Blue Ribbon recognition (9/24)

Clifton Park elementary school earns national Blue Ribbon( 9/24)

Suffern, Harrison schools make Blue Ribbon list (9/24)

6 New York City schools designated 2013 National Blue Ribbon Schools (9/24)

North Carolina

Greene County high school receives blue ribbon award Snow Hill (9/27)

Middle College At NC A&T Receives National Honor Greensboro (9/26)

REaCH is National Blue Ribbon School(9/26)

Providence Spring, Shiloh and Weddington schools get Blue Ribbon awards(9/24)

Middle College at NC A&T named National Blue Ribbon SchoolHigh Point (9/24)

North Dakota

Gussner Elementary nationally recognized (9/26)

Congratulation to schools being honored (9/26)

3 ND schools achieve National Blue Ribbon status(9/25)

Ohio

Scioto Elementary honored for Blue Ribbon award (11/27)

Home State superintendent visits local Schools of Promise (10/30)

Mann Elementary: ‘A place students love to be’ (9/27)

Four area schools win National Blue Ribbons; Akron’s first in 30 years (9/25)

Watson Elementary recognized as a Blue Ribbon School(9/25)

SMOY School receives blue ribbon for excellence(9/25)

Blue Ribbon Schools named in northeast Ohio(9/25)

Akron’s Early College High School Gets National Honor(9/25)

Trio of Tri-State schools receive Blue Ribbon award (9/25)

15 Ohio schools receive National Blue Ribbon status(9/24)

West Geauga High named National Blue Ribbon School 9/24)

Oklahoma

Academic Road Rally Set (1/25)

Central High Elementary has Blue Ribbon spirit (9/26)

6 Oklahoma schools named Blue Ribbon Schools(9/25)

Mid-High Named Blue Ribbon School(9/25)

Local schools receive national ‘blue ribbon’ honor(9/25)

Two schools in Oklahoma City receive Blue Ribbon distinction (9/25)

National Blue Ribbon: Chisholm HS one of 6 schools in state named for award (9/24)

Pennsylvania

Parade scheduled to celebrate Mt. Lebanon school’s national award (10/23)

Most area schools get passing grades (10/14)

Southmoreland board lauds schools’ achievements (10/5)

Whitemarsh Elementary receives Blue Ribbon Award (9/29)

Dallas school earns National Blue Ribbon TWP (9/27)

Malvern elementary school named National Blue Ribbon School (9/26)

Souderton Charter School Collaborative named a 2013 Blue Ribbon School (9/26)

Number of the Day: 15 (9/26)

OUR OPINION: BLUE RIBBON Wycallis Elementary offers lessons for all (9/28)

Our opinion: Blue ribbon performance (9/27)

Dallas school earns National Blue Ribbon (9/27)

TCCS A Blue Ribbon School (9/26)

York County elementary school named Blue Ribbon School (9/26)

Three local schools receive Blue Ribbon awards (9/26)

Laurel Point named National Blue Ribbon School as it prepares to close (9/25)

Southmoreland Elementary recognized as National Blue Ribbon School (9/25)

St. Patrick wins Blue Ribbon status (9/25)

Dallastown school wins national award (9/25)

Fort Couch Middle School Earns Fourth National Blue Ribbon Award (9/24)

Whitemarsh Elementary named a National Blue Ribbon School (9/24)

5 in southwestern PA named National Blue Ribbon Schools (9/24)

Rhode Island

New Haven school earns federal award for improvement (10/10)

NEW: Two RI Schools Named 2013 National Blue Ribbon Award Winners (9/26)

Davies Career & Technical School named National Blue Ribbon School (9/25)

South Carolina

Okatie Elementary named finalist for Palmetto’s Finest (1/8)

Secretary of Education Recognizes Five Schools in South Carolina as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2013 (9/25)

Summerville’s Flowertown Elementary named a National Blue Ribbon winner (9/24)

Okatie Elementary earns national Blue Ribbon award + video (9/24)

New Prospect Elementary is National Blue Ribbon School (9/24)

Five S.C. schools win National Blue Ribbon (9/24)

Coastal Link: Beaufort’s Okatie Elementary Earns 2013 National Blue Ribbon Award (nd)

South Dakota

Faulkton Elementary School earns Blue Ribbon honor (9/26)

St. Joseph School Named to Receive National Blue Ribbon Award(9/25)

Four schools in S.D., including one in Sioux Falls, receive national honor(9/24)

Tennessee

Thomas Magnet attracts success (12/20)

High achievement wins McFadden national award(9/27)

Thomas Magnet named Blue Ribbon School(9/25)

Virginia

St. Veronica Catholic Named Blue Ribbon School (10/9)

Blue Ribbon principal credits ‘amazing group of teachers’ (9/30)

PG school named one of best in Virginia (9/27)

Isle of Wight, Norfolk schools named National Blue Ribbon schools (9/27)

Albemarle elementary school at top of the class (9/26)

Snowville named 2013 National Blue Ribbon School (9/26)

Westbriar Elementary Named National Blue Ribbon School for 2013 (9/26)

10 Va. Schools Honored for Achievements(9/26)

Carrsville Elementary named a National Blue Ribbon School(9/25)

Norfolk’s Saint Patrick named Blue Ribbon School(9/25)

Pulaski County’s Snowville Elementary School given a federal blue ribbon (9/25)

Two local schools earn National Blue Ribbon honor(9/25)

Garrisonville named Blue Ribbon school (9/24)

West Virginia

Monongah Middle School Named a Blue Ribbon School(9/26)

A Blue Ribbon day for Monongah Middle School (9/25)

Wisconsin

Our Redeemer named Blue Ribbon school (12/23)

Feds hang a blue ribbon on Muskego school (9/30)

Muskego, Grafton schools win national Blue Ribbon awards(9/25)

Auinas recognized by US Department of Education(9/24)

Five public schools given national Blue Ribbon honor (9/24)

Wyoming

Coffeen Elementary named a 2013 Blue Ribbon school (10/1)