Three Del. schools named as 2021 National Blue Ribbon Schools

DELAWARE – U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona announced recognized three schools on Tuesday as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2021, including three schools in Delaware.

North Star Elementary School in Hockessin, Rehoboth Elementary School in Rehoboth, and Southern Delaware School of the Arts in Selbyville were all named National Blue Ribbon Schools in the first state.

We’re told this recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps in student subgroups. Schools are recognized in one of two performance categories, based on all student scores, subgroup student scores, and graduation rates.

Exemplary High-Performing Schools are among their state’s highest performing schools as measured by state assessments or nationally normed tests, while Exemplary Achievement Gap-Closing Schools are among their state’s highest performing schools in closing achievement gaps between a school’s student groups and all students.

The National Blue Ribbon Schools award affirms the hard work of educators, families, and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools in which students master challenging and engaging content. This program is in its 39th year and has issued roughly 10,000 awards to more than 9,000 schools across the country.

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