Today, the United States Department of Education announced that four Archdiocese of Louisville Catholic elementary schools have been named 2015 Blue Ribbon Schools. Two schools, St. Gabriel School (5503 Bardstown Road, Louisville, Ky.) and St. Mary Academy (11311 St. Mary Lane, Prospect, Ky.) will be recognized for the first time. St. Albert School (1395 Girard Avenue, Louisville, Ky.) will be recognized for the second time (2004, 2015), and St. Margaret Mary School (7813 Shelbyville Road, Louisville, Ky.) will be recognized for a second time (2004, 2015).
The four schools are among 11 schools in the state of Kentucky and five schools in Jefferson county to win this award in 2015. Three hundred thirty five schools were honored nationwide; 50 of those were non-public schools.
The No Child Left Behind-Blue Ribbon Schools award honors schools for helping students achieve at very high levels or for making significant progress in closing the achievement gap. These four schools were honored as Exemplary High Performing Schools, which are among their state’s highest performing schools as measured by state assessments or nationally-normed tests.
The four schools join five secondary schools (Assumption, Mercy, Sacred Heart, Trinity, and Saint Xavier) and nine other elementary schools (St. Agnes, Holy Spirit, Holy Trinity, Our Lady of Lourdes, St. Patrick, St. Raphael, and Sacred Heart Model, all in Louisville; St. Aloysius in Pewee Valley; and St. James in Elizabethtown, Ky.) in the Archdiocese of Louisville that have previously received this honor.
Representatives from the schools will travel to Washington, D.C. on November 9-10, 2015 to formally receive the award. Local celebrations also are being planned.
For more information contact Cecelia Price at 502/585-3291, 502/417-7187 (CELL) or email here.