Indianapolis – Governor Pence today commended the announcement of the 10 schools in Indiana that have received the 2015 National Blue Ribbon Schools designation from the United States Department of Education.
“Congratulations to the 10 Indiana schools that have been recognized for their exemplary work and innovation over the past year,” said Governor Pence. “These schools have achieved a level of excellence that Hoosiers can be proud of,” said Governor Pence. “The success of our Blue Ribbon schools is consistent with our state’s continuous gains in graduation rates and test scores and the hard work of educators throughout the state. As we take pride in the schools that have been recognized as National Blue Ribbon Schools, let us also pay tribute to all the teachers, administrators and faculty around the state of Indiana who have done tremendous work in ensuring that our kids get the education they deserve.”
The following schools in Indiana have achieved the National Blue Ribbon School status:
· Centerton Elementary School in Martinsville, IN
· Farmersville Elementary School in Mount Vernon, IN
· Memorial Elementary School in Valparaiso, IN
· Murdock Elementary School in Lafayette, IN
· North Elementary School in Poseyville, IN
· Oak Trace Elementary School in Westfield, IN
· Our Lady of Mount Carmel School in Carmel, IN
· Prairie Vista Elementary School in Granger, IN
· Saint Pius X Catholic School in Granger, IN
· South Adams High School in Berne, IN
According to the U.S. Department of Education, The National Blue Ribbon Schools program recognizes outstanding public and non-public schools and celebrates some of the most skilled and effective educators in the country. These 10 Indiana schools will be among the 285 public schools and 50 private schools that will be recognized at a ceremony in Washington D.C. in November. More information on the Blue Ribbon Schools program can be found here.