A National 2016 Blue Ribbon School of Excellence

St. Patrick’s Catholic School is named ONE OF THE BEST IN THE NATION

National Blue Ribbon Seal

U.S. Secretary of Education, John B. King, Jr., announced Wednesday, September 28, 2016 that St. Patrick’s Catholic School has been named a 2016 National Blue Ribbon School. St. Patrick’s Catholic School is one among 279 public and 50 private schools receiving this honor.

THE NATIONAL BLUE RIBBON SCHOOLS PROGRAM has honored and recognized great American public and private elementary, middle, and high schools since 1982. A National Blue Ribbon School flag waving overhead has become a trademark of excellence, a symbol of quality recognized by everyone from parents to policy-makers in thousands of communities.

The program recognizes schools that are exemplary high performing schools whose students achieve at very high levels.

AdvancED Accreditation Commission by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council

AdvancED is the largest community of education professionals in the world. AdvancED is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that conducts rigorous, on-site external reviews of Pre-K-12 schools and school systems to ensure that all learners realize their full potential. AdvancED is commited is to helping schools improve.

Middle States Association of Colleges and School Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools 2010

The Middle States Commission on Elementary Schools works with public and private schools serving preK through elementary-aged children, including several special purpose schools and educational institutions.

Accreditation is an external, objective validation of school quality and student achievement that fosters continuous school improvement.