9 Wisconsin schools recognized as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2021

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona on Tuesday, Sept. 21, recognized 325 schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2021, including nine schools in Wisconsin.

The recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. 

The Wisconsin schools named as National Blue Ribbon Schools are:

  • Coloma – Coloma Elementary School, Westfield School District.
  • De Pere – Foxview Intermediate School, De Pere School District.
  • Drummond – Drummond Elementary School, Drummond Area School District.
  • Franklin – Robinwood Elementary School, Franklin Public School District.
  • Hatley – Hatley Elementary School, D C Everest Area School District.
  • Hudson – River Crest Elementary School, Hudson School District.
  • Milwaukee – Marquette University High School, Archdiocese of Milwaukee.
  • Platteville – Westview Elementary School, Platteville School District.
  • Racine – Jefferson Lighthouse Elementary School, Racine Unified School District.

“This year’s cohort of honorees demonstrates what is possible when committed educators and school leaders create vibrant, welcoming, and affirming school cultures where rich teaching and learning can flourish,” said Secretary Cardona. “I commend all our Blue Ribbon honorees for working to keep students healthy and safe while meeting their academic, social, emotional, and mental health needs. In the face of unprecedented circumstances, you found creative ways to engage, care for, protect, and teach our children. Blue Ribbon Schools have so much to offer and can serve as a model for other schools and communities so that we can truly build back better.”

The coveted National Blue Ribbon Schools award affirms the hard work of educators, families and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students master challenging and engaging content. Now in its 39th year, the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program has bestowed approximately 10,000 awards to more than 9,000 schools.

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