Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson Recognizes Three Schools in District 30 that Received National Blue Ribbon Honors
WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson released the following statement in recognition of three Congressional District 30 schools that were awarded the National Blue Ribbon honor because of their ability to help all students achieve at high levels:
Today, Congresswoman Johnson was notified by the U.S. Department of Education that 342 schools were selected as honorees of the National Blue Ribbon. Three of the 342 schools are from District 30 – the Barack Obama Male Leadership Academy at B.F. Darrell Middle School, Dallas Environmental Science Academy, and Irma Lerma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School. The students at these schools were among the state’s highest performing schools.
"This is very exciting news to have affirmation that our efforts to effectively educate our children in Dallas are successful," said Congresswoman Johnson. "Students at all levels are on the trajectory to succeed in their future endeavors because of our educators’ commitment to providing a welcoming and fulfilling educational experience. I look forward to seeing even more schools from our district highlighted for their exemplary teaching and learning in the future."
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. The 2017 National Blue Ribbon Schools are listed here.