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Celebrating Our National Blue Ribbon Schools – Part 2

2012 January 20
by HISD Communications

This week, we celebrated Lyons Elementary’s designation as a 2011 National Blue Ribbon School. I served cake to the school’s staff and we had a great time sharing stories.

Talking to Principal Cecilia Gonzales gave me a clear understanding of why the school has been successful. At Lyons, teachers, administrators, students, and community members are all working together to make sure our students succeed.

If you stop by Lyons on a Saturday, you find students being tutored. If you stick around after the school day, you see involved parents meeting with teachers and working with our kids. This school does whatever it takes and knows how to work together to get results.

The Blue Ribbon award honors public and private schools whose students achieve at very high levels or have made significant progress toward closing gaps in achievement between students in various racial, ethnic and socioeconomic groups.

Challenge Early College and Eastwood Academy high schools are also on the list of HISD’s 2011 National Blue Ribbon Schools.

Excellence lives at Lyons Elementary and at many of our HISD campuses. I’m so proud of the work our educators, parents and students are doing to make sure our students flourish.

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