National Blue Ribbon School
Kyrene Traditional Academy (KTA) has been informed that they have been recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School for 2015.Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today recognized 335 schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2015 based on their overall academic excellence or their progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. These schools demonstrate that all students can achieve to high levels.“We are very proud of the Kyrene Traditional Academy and the work Dr. Marianne Lescher has done with her staff and the KTA community in creating a “Blue Ribbon” school,” said Kyrene Superintendent Dr. David K. Schauer.The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program honors public and private elementary, middle, and high schools where students either achieve very high learning standards or are making notable improvements in closing the achievement gap.The award plaque affirms the hard work of students, educators, families and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students master challenging content.The award flag gracing a school’s building is a widely recognized symbol of exemplary teaching and learning.KTA received their designation in the category of Exemplary Achievement Gap Closing Schools. These schools are among their state’s highest performing schools in closing achievement gaps between a school’s subgroups and all students over the past five years. Student subgroup performance and high school graduation rates for each subgroup are at high levels.KTA principal, Dr. Lescher said, “The KTA staff and I are extremely proud of our efforts in working with all students to meet rigorous standards for success so that all students are meeting and exceeding expectations!”Dr. Lescher will travel to Washington, D.C., in November to attend the recognition ceremony honoring the 285 public and 50 private schools who received the Blue Ribbon designation. In its 33-year history, the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program has bestowed this coveted award on more than 8,000 of America’s schools.For more information on the 2015 National Blue Ribbon Schools are available at https://www2.ed.gov/programs/nclbbrs/index.html.
Last Modified on July 2, 2019