Forest Park Elementary Gets Blue Ribbon Recognition

Join us in congratulating Forest Park Elementary in its selection as a “Blue Ribbon” school – one of only 269 nationwide.  Forest Park was honored as one of the highest performing schools. The announcement from U.S. Secretary of Education Arnie Duncan came this morning during a news conference.

 

The “National Blue Ribbon Schools” program recognizes schools in two areas of performance:  “Exemplary High Performing” – recognized among their state’s highest performing schools, measured by state assessments for nationally-normed tests; and “Exemplary Improving” – at least 40% of the schools’ disadvantaged students demonstrate the most progress in improving achievement levels, measured by state assessments or nationally-normed tests. Top education officials from each state nominate schools for this distinction.  This coveted recognition has been bestowed on nearly 7,000 of the nation’s schools since the program’s inception 30-years ago. 

 

Please join us in celebrating this outstanding recognition for Forest Park, its students, parents, teachers and staff!