EBR schools honored with Blue Ribbon status
BATON ROUGE - The U. S. Department of Education awarded Blue Ribbon status Tuesday to four public schools and two Catholic schools in Louisiana, including a pair of Baton Rouge schools.
Parkview Elementary and Catholic High School were among those honored as 2014 Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence. The other Louisiana schools included Joseph J. Davies Elementary School, St. Bernard Parish; Rosepine High School, Vernon Parish; Tchefuncte Middle School, St. Tammany Parish, and Our Lady of the Lake Roman Catholic School in Mandeville.
The Blue Ribbon Schools program honors schools that are either high performing or have closed achievement gaps, especially among minority or disadvantaged students.
"Our students are just as smart and capable as any in the country. These schools are proving that every day through the exceptional work they are doing with students in the classroom," said state education Superintendent John White.
These and other Blue Ribbon Schools will be honored in Washington D. C. on Nov. 11-14. Each school will receive a flag and plaque recognizing their designation.