The U.S. Department of Education recently announced the schools that have been recognized as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2023. Out of the 353 schools to receive this honor, 11 of them are here in Indiana. This recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups on assessments.

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U.S. Secretary of Education, Miguel Cardona, has this to say about this amazing accomplishment...

The honorees for our 2023 National Blue Ribbon Schools Award have set a national example for what it means to Raise the Bar in education. The leaders, educators, and staff at our National Blue Ribbon Schools continually inspire me with their dedication to fostering academic excellence and building positive school cultures that support students of all backgrounds to thrive academically, socially, and emotionally.
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Let's take a minute to celebrate the following Indiana schools that have been named as National Blue Ribbon Schools:

  • Avon – Avon High School, Avon Community School Corp.
  • Bloomington – Saint Charles Catholic School, Archdiocese of Indianapolis.
  • DeMotte – DeMotte Elementary School, Kankakee Valley School Corporation.
  • Elkhart – Jimtown Intermediate School, Baugo Community Schools.
  • Greenwood – Sugar Grove Elementary School, Center Grove Community School Corp.
  • Indianapolis – Bishop Chatard High School, Archdiocese of Indianapolis.
  • Indianapolis – Merle Sidener Gifted Academy, Indianapolis Public Schools.
  • Jeffersonville – Utica Elementary School, Greater Clark County Schools.
  • Newburgh – Saint John the Baptist Catholic School, Diocese of Evansville.
  • Rolling Prairie – Rolling Prairie Elementary School, New Prairie United School Corporation.
  • Valparaiso – Union Center Elementary School, Union Township School Corp.

The following video shows all of the schools that have been recognized. You can certainly watch all 33 minutes of it if you want, but I have it cued up to the Indiana schools.

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