This week, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan honored 315 schools as the 2011 National Blue Ribbon Schools at an awards luncheon in Washington, D.C. The Blue Ribbon School award honors public and private elementary, middle and high schools that have helped close the achievement gap and whose students attain and maintain high academic goals. The schools, 266 public and 49 private, are among more than 6,000 that have received the coveted award over the past 29 years. And this year, ten of the 2011 National Blue Ribbon Schools hail from Maryland.
“America’s long-term economic prosperity and civic engagement depends on our children receiving a world-class education,” said U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. “National Blue Ribbon Schools are committed to accelerating student achievement and preparing students for success in college and careers. Their success is an example for others to follow.”
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Below, See the Maryland 2011 National Blue Ribbon Schools. Congratulations All!
- Bel Air Elementary School,14401 Barton Boulevard Cumberland, MD 21502-5899, Phone: (301) 729-2992, Principal: Mrs. Autumn Eirich
- Lime Kiln Middle School, 11650 Scaggsville Road, Fulton, MD 20759-2208, Phone: (410) 880-5988, Principal: Mr. Scott Conroy
- Mary of Nazareth Roman Catholic School, 14131 Seneca Road, Darnestown, MD 20874-3337, Phone: (301) 869-0940, Principal: Mr. Michael Friel
- The Mount Washington School, 1801 Sulgrave Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21209-4515, Phone: (410) 396-6354, Principal: Ms. Sue Torr
- Oklahoma Road Middle School, 6300 Oklahoma Road, Sykesville, MD 21874-6604, Phone: (410) 751-3600, Principal: Ms. Catherine Hood
- St. Bartholomew Catholic School, 6900 River Road, Bethesda, MD 20817-4744, Phone: (301) 229-5586, Principal: Ms. Kathy Miller
- St. Jane de Chantal Catholic School, 9525 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, MD 20814-1796, Phone: (301) 530-1221, Principal: Mrs. Elizabeth Hamilton
- Saint Mary’s School, 600 Veirs Mill Road, Rockville, MD 20852-1139, Phone: (301) 762-4179, Principal: Ms. Debby Kennedy
- Severna Park High School, 60 Robinson Road, Severna Park, MD 21146-2899, Phone: (410) 544-0900, Principal: Mr. Patrick Bathras
- Towson High School Law and Public Policy, 69 Cedar Avenue, Towson, MD 21286-7844, Phone: (410) 887-3608, Principal: Dr. Jane Barranger
(cover image: U.S. President Barack Obama (L) arrives with Education Secretary Arne Duncan for his third annual Back-to-School speech at Benjamin Banneker Academic High School September 28, 2011 in Washington, DC. Obama stressed that today’s students will be an integral part in resurrecting America’s economy.)
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