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Celebrating Our National Blue Ribbon Schools

2012 January 10
by HISD Communications

I had a wonderful time Tuesday serving cake and celebrating with Challenge Early College High School students like junior Priscilla Ruiz (pictured) and their parents. That school, along with Lyons Elementary and the Eastwood Academy, was named a 2011 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education. We are so proud of this amazing accomplishment.

And we had more good news this week. We learned that five of the 26 Texas schools nominated for Blue Ribbon status this year hail from HISD.

Over the past 29 years, the U.S. Department of Education has honored more than 6,500 of America’s most successful campuses through the Blue Ribbon Schools program. More than 300 American public and private schools received the award this year.

Blue Ribbon Schools are selected on the basis of two primary criteria: 1) they are among the highest-performing schools in their state, and 2) they are schools with at least 40 percent of students from low-income households who have improved student performance to high levels.

Congratulations to our Blue Ribbon winners and this year’s nominees!

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