Magazine article Momentum

Catholic Schools Receive Blue Ribbon Recognition

Magazine article Momentum

Catholic Schools Receive Blue Ribbon Recognition

Article excerpt

This fall, the U.S. Department of Education recognized 255 public schools and 49 private schools as 2011 National Blue Ribbon Schools. Fortysix of the private schools are Catholic elementary schools. Illinois placed eight schools on the list, the most from any state. Seven New Jersey schools made the list and six Ohio schools were recognized.

The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program honors public and private K-12 schools that are either academically superior in their states or that demonstrate dramatic gains in student achievement.

According to a Department of Education news release, America's long-term economic prosperity and civic engagement depend on our children receiving a world-class education. National Blue Ribbon schools are committed to accelerating student achievement and preparing students for success in college and careers.

Two representatives from each school were invited to an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., Nov. 14 and 15.

The 2011 Catholic school honorées are:

Alabama

Our Lady of the Valley Catholic School

Birmingham

Principal: Sandra Roden

Connecticut

Saint Gabriel School

Windsor

Principal: Patricia Martin

Rorida

Christ the King Catholic School

Tampa

Principal: Gerad Carrier

Queen of Peace Catholic Academy

Gainesville

Principal: Sister Nancy Elder, IHM

Saint Martha Catholic School

Sarasota

Principal: Siobhan Young

St. Paul's Catholic School

Jacksonville Beach

Principal: Katherine Boice

Georgia

Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic School

Atlanta

Principal: Anita Nagel

Illinois

Epiphany Catholic School

Normal

Principal: Mike Lootens

Mary, Seat of Wisdom Catholic School

Park Ridge

Principal: Judy Schutter

Queen of the Rosary School

Elk Grove Village

Principal: Kathleen McGinn

St Emily School

Mount Prospect

Principal: Mary Hemmelman

St. Joan of Arc School

Lisle

Principal: Sister Carollyn Sieg, OSB

St. Linus Scool

Oak Lawn

Principal: Michael Stritch

St. Paul of the Cross School

Park Ridge

Principal: Lorelei Bobroff

St. Thérèse Chinese Catholic School

Chicago

Principal: Phyllis Cavallone-Jurek

Indiana

St. Joseph Grade Scool

South Bend

Principal: Suzanne Wiwi

Iowa

St. Columbkillle Elementary School

Dubuque

Principal: Barbara Rohling

Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic School

Davenport

Principal: Julie Delaney

Kentucky

Mary Queen of the Holy Rosary School

Lexington

Principal: Rebecca Brown

Maryland

Mary of Nazareth Roman Catholic School

Damestown

Principal: Michael Friel

St. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.