Santa Rita Named National Blue Ribbon School

September 30, 2014

The U.S. Department of Education has named Santa Rita Elementary School as a 2014 National Blue Ribbon School. Only 287 public schools nationwide were honored with this designation.

Santa Rita, a Kindergarten through 5th grade campus, has 379 students. Mrs. Kay Scott has served as the principal for the past seven years.  Mrs. Scott announced Santa Rita’s nomination as a Blue Ribbon School last February during a campus pep rally. 

The Department of Education will honor 337 public and private schools at a recognition ceremony on Nov. 10-11 in Washington, D.C. In its 32-year history, the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program has bestowed this coveted award on over 7,800 of America's schools. 

"These great schools are fulfilling the promise of American education—that all students, no matter their name or zip code, can flourish when schools provide safe, creative, and challenging learning environments," U.S Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said. "National Blue Ribbon Schools are models of consistent excellence and a resource for other schools and districts. We celebrate them for their tireless effort and boundless creativity in reaching and teaching every student."