National Blue Ribbon Schools Program
The Profiles: Schools were chosen by numbers of students eligible for free and reduced-price lunches, high state test scores, and diversity of size, grade levels, and geographic locations.
Brentwood Elementary School, Victorville, CA
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Located in the greater Los Angeles area, Brentwood has met the challenge of population growth-an increase of 72% over 5 years-with creativity and commitment.
Charter Oak Primary School, Peoria, IL
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Serving a mix of low-income, upper middle class, and inner city students, Charter Oak's philosophy of inclusion has raised the academic achievement of all students.
Frank T. Simpson-Waverly Elementary School, Hartford, CT
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Serving children from the poorest and most crime-ridden neighborhoods in the city, the principal, teachers, and the student assessment team have moved Simpson-Waverly to the top performance level in the state.
Joseph Rodman West Elementary School, Washington DC
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With one in five students having limited English proficiency and one in ten identified as having special needs, this urban school has harnessed technology to individualize instruction and create a strong school community.
Skidmore-Tynan Elementary School, Skidmore, TX
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Strong family ties, a long history of school involvement, and intensive planning make this small, rural elementary school the heart of its community.
Turtle Hook Middle School, Uniondale, NY
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Well-aligned, district-wide core curricula, regular assessment, and a range of student supports drove this middle school's notable turnaround.