Local schools awarded 2012 National Blue Ribbon designation
Two Houston Independent School District schools were recently named 2012 National Blue Ribbon Schools by U.S. Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan.
East Early College High School and Project Chrysalis Middle School were among 269 schools nationwide and 18 in Texas to receive this honor, according to a press release.
The award honors public and private elementary, middle and high schools where students perform at very high levels or where significant improvements are being made in student achievement.
The two district schools were recognized as "Exemplary Performing" schools, says the release.
"Our nation has no greater responsibility than helping all children realize their full potential," Duncan said in the release. "Schools honored with the National Blue Ribbon Schools award are committed to accelerating student achievement and preparing students for success in college and career. Their work reflects the conviction that every child has promise and that education is the surest pathway to a strong, secure future."
The Department of Education will honor all the schools at a recognition ceremony in Washington on Monday, Nov. 12, and Tuesday, Nov. 13.
East Early College High School is located at 220 N. Milby St. in Houston. Project Chrysalis Middle School is at 4528 Leeland St., Houston.
For more information, visit houstonisd.org.
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