Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman today proudly announced five Arizona schools have been recognized as National Blue Ribbon Schools by the U.S. Department of Education (US ED). The five schools receiving this honor are Alhambra Traditional School in Phoenix, Arizona College Prep Erie Campus in Chandler, Ash Fork Elementary School in Ash Fork, Kyrene de la Sierra Elementary School in Phoenix and the Montessori Education Centre Charter School in Mesa. These schools are among the 312 public and 50 non-public schools that will be recognized at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. on November 14-15.
“This is a wonderful accomplishment for these five schools,” Superintendent Hoffman said. “A commitment to high academic standards and a focus on closing achievement gaps is vital to the success of all students. I want to congratulate the administrators, educators, staff, and students for the hard work that led to this distinguished honor.”
US ED recognized the 362 schools across the nation for their overall academic performance or for their progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. The coveted National Blue Ribbon Schools award affirms the hard work of educators, families and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students master challenging and engaging content.
For photographs and brief descriptions of the 2019 National Blue Ribbon Schools, please visit https://www.ed.gov/nationalblueribbonschools.