Advanced Technologies, Bendorf Elementary Honored | Education & Schools
Advanced Technologies Academy and Bendorf Elementary School recently earned high praise as National Blue Ribbon Schools, as named by the federal education department.
These schools are among the 305 being honored for their overall academic excellence or for their success in closing achievement gaps.
“America’s long-term economic prosperity and civic engagement depends on our children receiving a world-class education,” said U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. “National Blue Ribbon Schools are committed to accelerating student achievement and preparing students for success in college and careers. Their success is an example for others to follow.”
The National Blue Ribbon Schools award honors public and private elementary, middle and high schools where students achieve at high levels or where the achievement gap is narrowing. Since 1982, more than 6,500 of America’s schools have received this award.
The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program, honors public and private schools based on one of two criteria:
- Schools whose students are high performing. These are schools ranked among each state’s highest performing schools as measured by their performance on state assessments or, in the case of private schools, that score at the highest performance level on nationally-normed tests.
- Schools with at least 40 percent of their students from disadvantaged backgrounds that improve student performance to high levels as measured by the school’s performance on state assessments or nationally-normed tests.
The National Blue Ribbon Schools will be honored at a conference and awards ceremony Nov. 14-15 in Washington, D.C.