Area Catholic schools named to national Blue Ribbon list - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Area Catholic schools named to national Blue Ribbon list

Four area Catholic schools made the list of 269 facilities nationwide named as Blue Ribbon Schools.

The schools, the only four from Ohio to achieve Blue Ribbon status, were Holy Family Parish in Stow, Our Lady of the Elms Elementary in Akron St. Dominic Parish School in Shaker Heights and St. Edward Parish School in Ashland.

Margaret Lyons, the Diocese of Cleveland Secretary for Education/Superintendent said that 40 diocese schools have received the Blue Ribbon designation in recent years.

U.S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan said, "Schools honored with the National Blue Ribbon Schools award are committed to accelerating student achievement and preparing students for success in college and careers. Their work reflects the conviction that every child has promise and that education is the surest pathway to a strong, secure future."

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