Wyandot Elementary named National Blue Ribbon School by the United States Department of Education

Wyandot Elementary has been named a National Blue Ribbon School by the United States Department of Education.

“Wyandot parents, staff, and students should be extremely proud of this prestigious honor,” said Superintendent Dr. Todd Hoadley. “The entire district should be proud of their accomplishment. There are more than 132,000 schools in the country and Wyandot becomes the fifth District building to earn this honor.”

Dublin Jerome was named a Blue Ribbon school in 2010, Grizzell Middle School in 2009, and Olde Sawmill Elementary and John Sells Middle School received the designation in the 1980s.

The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program recognizes public and private elementary, middle, and high schools based on their overall academic excellence or their progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. Every year the U. S. Department of Education seeks out and celebrates great American schools, schools demonstrating that all students can achieve to high levels.

Wyandot principal Renae Schwartz credited her teaching staff, supportive parents, and dedicated students for earning this distinction for the school.

“We are very proud of the learning that goes on here at Wyandot,” Schwartz said. “We are thrilled and humbled to receive this national recognition for our academic program.”

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy Devos recognized 342 schools as 2017 National Blue Ribbon Schools. The schools will be honored at an awards ceremony Nov. 5-6 in Washington, D.C.. Each state may nominate a set number of public schools based on the number of schools and students in the state. School and districts cannot nominate themselves.

The Wyandot community is invited to a Blue Ribbon celebration on Oct. 13 at 2:30 p.m. at Wyandot.

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