CONGRATULATIONS 2017 NATIONAL BLUE RIBBON SCHOOLS!

ADAMS HIGH SCHOOL NAMED AS A 2017 NATIONAL BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL

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National Blue Ribbon Announcement

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has announced 342 schools as the 2017 National Blue Ribbon Schools.

The award is based on a school’s overall academic excellence or marked progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. National Blue Ribbon Schools demonstrate that all students can achieve to high levels. In her video message, Secretary DeVos praised the 2017 schools: “National Blue Ribbon Schools are active demonstrations of preparing every child for a bright future. You are visionaries, innovators, and leaders.”

The Department will honor 292 public and 50 private schools at a recognition ceremony on Nov. 6 – 7 in Washington, D.C. In its 35-year history, the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program has bestowed this coveted award on some 8,500 schools.

On September 28th, Adams High School was one of three schools in the Rochester Community Schools to be awarded National Blue Ribbon status for 2017. Brewster Elementary and Hamlin Elementary were also named, joining Musson Elementary and Van Hoosen Middle School, who earned National Blue Ribbon status in 2014.

The National Blue Ribbon Schools program recognizes public and private elementary, middle and high schools based on their overall academic excellence or their progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups.

RCS has the most Blue Ribbon schools of any district in the state this year, and Rochester Adams is the only high school in the state to have received Blue Ribbon status since the restructuring of the program in 2014. Adams is being honored for their academic excellence.

(Adams section is @ 11:11 minutes into the video.)