PCS Blue Ribbon School 2010

Parkview Center School Named a 2010 National Blue Ribbon School: High Performing

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"The US Department of Education Blue Ribbon Schools Program honors public and private elementary, middle, and high schools that are either high performing or have improved student achievement to high levels, especially among disadvantaged students. The program is part of a larger Department of Education effort to identify and disseminate knowledge about best school leadership and teaching practices. Each year since 1982, the U.S. Department of Education has sought out schools where students attain and maintain high academic goals, including those that beat the odds." (http://www2.ed.gov/programs/nclbbrs/)

On September 9, 2010: "U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today recognized 304 schools as 2010 National Blue Ribbon Schools. Secretary Duncan was joined by Washington, D.C. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty, D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee and George Washington University Provost Steven Lerman for the announcement ... in Washington, D.C.. . . The schools—254 public and 50 private—were honored at an awards ceremony Nov. 15-16 in Washington, D.C. In the past 28 years, more than 6,000 of America's schools have received this coveted award."

"The Blue Ribbon Schools Program honors public and private schools based on one of two criteria:

  • Schools whose students, regardless of backgrounds, are high performing. These are schools ranked among the state's highest performing schools as measured by their performance on state assessments or in the case of private schools, that score at the highest performance level on tests referenced by national norms in at least the most recent year tested; (Parkview Center School is in this category) and
  • Schools with at least 40 percent of their students from disadvantaged backgrounds that improve student performance to high levels as measured by the school's performance on state assessments or nationally-normed tests." (Minnesota Schools)
On December 5, 2010, we celebrated our new Blue Ribbon status. Thank you to all the students, families, staff, Superintendent John Thein, the School Board, and local dignitaries who attended.

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