September 30, 2014 (Louisville, Ky.) Today, the United States Department of Education announced that four Archdiocese of Louisville Catholic elementary schools have been named 2014 Blue Ribbon Schools. Two schools, St. Aloysius (212 Mount Mercy Drive, Pewee Valley, Ky.) and St. Patrick (1000 North Beckley Station Road, Louisville, Ky.), will be recognized for the first time. St. Agnes School (1800 Newburg Road, Louisville, Ky.) will be recognized for the third time (1999, 2005, 2014), and Holy Spirit School (322 Cannons Lane, Louisville, Ky.) will be recognized for the second time (2007, 2014).
The four schools are among nine schools in the state of Kentucky and five schools in Jefferson and Oldham counties to win this award in 2014. 337 schools in 47 states were honored nationwide, including 239 elementary schools; 50 of those honored nationwide are parochial or private 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 seven other elementary schools (St. Albert, Holy Trinity, St. Margaret Mary, Our Lady of Lourdes, St. Raphael, and Sacred Heart Model, all in Louisville 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 10-11 to formally receive the award. Local celebrations also are being planned.
For more information, call Cecelia Price at 502/585-3291 or 502/417-7187.