DANBURY, CT — This week, the United States Department of Education has named South Street School as a National Blue Ribbon School, one of 367 schools nationwide to earn the distinction for 2020.
The recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. This is the second National Blue Ribbon School in the district in three years. In 2017, Morris Street School earned the honor after working hard to close its achievement gaps.
“Congratulations to this year’s National Blue Ribbon School awardees,” said U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. “It’s a privilege to recognize the extraordinary work you do to meet students’ needs and prepare them for successful careers and meaningful lives.”
The coveted National Blue Ribbon Schools award affirms the hard work of educators, families, and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students master challenging and engaging content.