Two HISD schools were named today as 2012 National Blue Ribbon Schools by U.S Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan. East Early College High School and Project Chrysalis Middle School are among only 269 schools nationwide and 18 in Texas that achieved the honor this year.
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.
East Early College High School and Project Chrysalis Middle School were both recognized as “Exemplary Performing” schools.
“Our nation has no greater responsibility than helping all children realize their full potential,” Duncan said. “Schools honored with the National Blue Ribbon Schools award are committed to accelerating student achievement and preparing students for success in college and careers. Their work reflects the conviction that every child has promise and that education is the surest pathway to a strong, secure future.”
The Department of Education will honor all of the schools at a recognition ceremony on Nov. 12-13 in Washington, D.C.