Congratulations to the following schools for being named National Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence for 2015 by the U.S. Department of Education.
Academy of St Paul
248 Luis Marin Blvd.
| Trinity Academy
235 Bloomfield Avenue
Caldwell, NJ 07006
Mrs. Mary Cassels, Principal
Three hundred and thirty-five (335) schools throughout the nation were chosen for this honor and four of those schools are in the Archdiocese of Newark. In total, 17 schools from the Archdiocese of Newark have received this honor since 2011.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced the names of 335 schools identified by the U.S. Department of Education as the National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2015. The schools were selected either because their test scores in reading and math placed them among the top-performing schools in the nation or state, or because they made notable improvements in closing achievement gaps. “This honor recognizes your students’ accomplishments and the hard work and dedication that went into their success,” Duncan said in a video message to the awardees. “Your journey has taught you collaboration, intentional instruction, and strong relationships in school and with your community. You represent excellence—in vision, in implementation, and in results—and we want to learn as much as we can from you.” You can view the video message below.
All winning schools will be honored at an awards ceremony November 9-10 in Washington, DC.
Here is U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan making the announcement to the honored schools.
Video courtesy of The U.S. Department of Education