St. Bede Named a Blue Ribbon School

State Representative Barbara Wheeler (R-Crystal Lake) is pleased to announce that St. Bede Elementary School, a private Catholic school in Ingleside, has been named a National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education.
Image result for blue ribbon schools“This is a great honor for St. Bede that is certainly well deserved,” Rep. Wheeler said. “Our community has excellent teachers and administrators and they should be praised for their efforts in guiding the next generation forward.”

The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program has recognized exemplary schools since 1982 and has bestowed recognition on more than 8,800 schools. Nominations are invited from the top education official in all states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, the Department of Defense Education Activity and the Bureau of Indian Education. The national award is granted based on an individual school’s overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups.

This year 349 schools were recognized nationwide. With 24 total Illinois learning centers recognized, Illinois tied with Texas in having the most schools named in the program in 2018.

An awards ceremony for all the honorees hosted by the Secretary of Education is scheduled for November 7th and 8th in Washington, D.C.

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