The education of today’s children not only impacts their future, but in larger measure, determines the future for all of us.
What is a Blue Ribbon School?
Each year since 1982, the U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon Award honors public and private K-12 schools that are either academically superior or that demonstrate dramatic gains in student achievement to high levels. The Department seeks out schools where students attain and maintain high academic goals. These are schools across the nation that have consistently raised the bar for school achievement.
With commitment, high energy, research-based knowledge and standardized assessments in the top 10% of the nation, Blue Ribbon Schools epitomize quality education. The Blue Ribbon Award is the highest academic honor any public or private school can attain.
Only Blue Ribbon School in East Texas
St. Gregory enjoys the rare distinction of being a two-time U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon School, the only school in East Texas to earn this designation.
- Students in grades one to five consistently score in the top 10 percent of the nation on norm referenced standardized testing, a prerequisite to Blue Ribbon eligibility.
- St. Gregory ranks among just 2 percent of elementary schools and 3 percent of Catholic schools nationwide to earn this designation twice (1999 and 2006).