Three New Mexico Schools Named National Blue Ribbon Schools
U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona has recognized three elementary schools in New Mexico as National Blue Ribbon recipients for 2021.
The schools, which are among the nationally chosen 325, were selected for their overall academic performance or their progress in reducing the achievement gaps among subgroups of students.
• Mesa Verde Primary School in Farmington.
• Coronado Primary School in Hobbs.
• Mesquite Primary School in Mesquite, just south of Las Cruces.
“This year’s cohort of laureates shows what is possible when engaged educators and school leaders create vibrant, welcoming and supportive school cultures where rich teaching and learning can flourish,” Cardona said during his return to School Road Trip, during a visit to an award-winning school in Palatine, Illinois on Tuesday.
“In the face of unprecedented circumstances, you have found creative ways to involve, care for, protect and teach our children,” he said. “Blue Ribbon Schools have so much to offer and can serve as a model for other schools and communities so that we can truly build back better. “
In its 39th year, the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program awarded approximately 10,000 awards to more than 9,000 schools, according to a press release.
The U.S. Department of Education invites nominations from National Blue Ribbon Schools by the highest education official in all states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, the Department of Defense, and the Office of Indian education. Private schools are appointed by the Council for American Private Education.