4 Connecticut schools recognized on 2021 National Blue Ribbon Schools list

According to the Department of Education, the recognition is “based on a school’s overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups.”

News 12 Staff

Sep 21, 2021, 7:58 PM

Updated 969 days ago

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Four schools in Connecticut are among the 325 recognized National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2021.
According to the Department of Education, the recognition is “based on a school’s overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups.”
Connecticut's Blue Ribbon schools are:
  • Thames River Magnet School, Groton School District.
  • Andrew Avenue Elementary School, Naugatuck School District.
  • Northwestern Regional High School, Regional School District 07 in Winsted
  • Frisbie Elementary School, Wolcott School District
“I commend all our Blue Ribbon honorees for working to keep students healthy and safe while meeting their academic, social, emotional, and mental health needs,” said Education Secretary Miguel Cardona, in prepared remarks. “In the face of unprecedented circumstances, you found creative ways to engage, care for, protect, and teach our children. Blue Ribbon Schools have so much to offer and can serve as a model for other schools and communities so that we can truly build back better.”
“Connecticut’s public school teachers are the best in the United States, and the tools they are providing our youngest residents will enable them to achieve success throughout their careers,” Gov. Ned Lamont said in a statement. “Every child – no matter their family’s income or the neighborhood where they are being raised – deserves access to a quality education that prepares them for achievement.”


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