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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

National Blue Ribbon Schools in metro Phoenix

The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program recognizes public and private elementary, middle and high schools for overall academic excellence or progress in closing achievement gaps among at-risk students. The U.S. Department of Education determines which schools receive this award. More than 8,500 schools have earned the honor in the program’s 35-year history.

Exemplary High Performing Schools are among their state’s highest performing schools as measured by state assessments or nationally normed tests. Exemplary Achievement Gap Closing Schools are among their state’s highest performing schools in closing achievement gaps between a school’s subgroups and all students over the past five years.

Three Greater Phoenix schools earned National Blue Ribbon status each year from 2015 to 2017. Here are the local schools that have earned blue-ribbon status:

2017 Exemplary High Performing Schools
Seton Catholic Preparatory (Chandler)
Arizona College Preparatory – Oakland (Chandler Unified School District)
Franklin at Brimhall Elementary School (Mesa Unified School District)

2016 Exemplary High Performing Schools
Fuller Elementary School (Tempe Elementary School District)
Jack Barnes Elementary School (Queen Creek Unified School District)
Vista Del Sur Traditional School (Laveen Elementary School District)

2015 Exemplary High Performing Schools
Madison Meadows Middle School (Madison Elementary School District)
Vistancia Elementary School (Peoria Unified School District)

2015 Exemplary Achievement Gap Closing Schools
Kyrene Traditional Academy Sureno Campus (Kyrene Elementary School District)

2014 Exemplary High Performing Schools
Franklin Police and Fire High School (Phoenix Union High School District)
Valley Academy (Reid Traditional Schools)

2013 Exemplary High Performing Schools
Chandler Traditional Academy – Liberty Campus (Chandler Unified School District)
Xavier College Preparatory – Phoenix (Catholic Diocese of Phoenix)

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