The U.S. Department of Education has selected 21 schools in the state for a national award. Twelve public and nine private schools in Illinois have been recognized as Blue Ribbon Schools, meaning students are performing at very high levels or significant improvements are being made in students’ academic achievement.
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Gov. Pat Quinn believes credit should also be given to the parents who get involved in their children’s education. “Whether you have a public school or a private school, there are people that come forward and participate and help lead the mission forward,” Quinn said.
The 2013 Blue Ribbon Schools in Illinois:
Lincoln Elementary, Morton
United North Elementary, Alexis
Scott Elementary, Scott Air Force Base
Greenbriar Elementary, St. Norbert, and Wescott Elementary, Northbrook
Prairie Crossing Charter School, Grayslake
Roslyn Road Elementary, Barrington
St. Joan of Arc, Evanston
St. Francis Xavier, La Grange
St. Michael, Orland Park
St. Peter Lutheran, Arlington Heights
Skinner West Elementary, Northside Catholic Academy, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Academy, Queen of Angels School, Frazier International Magnet School and St. Andrew School, Chicago