Westport’s Staples High School was among 286 public and private schools across the country to be named the National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2013 this week.
Staples was included in the list of schools recognized for their overall academic excellence or their progress in improving student academic achievement.
Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) announced the recognition Tuesday and congratulated Staples, as well as St. Jude School in Monroe and Weston High School for making the list.
“Congratulations to St. Jude, Staples, and Weston on being recognized for having some of the best and brightest students in the country,” said Himes. “Education is the foundation of our economy: our success as a nation depends on a well-educated workforce. I am extremely pleased that these schools have been recognized for their commitment to educating the next generation of workers, innovators, and leaders.”
The National Blue Ribbon Schools are named by the U.S. Department of Education every year. The program, created in 1982, recognizes public and private elementary, middle, and high schools where students either achieve very high learning standards or are making notable improvements toward those standards.
Click here for a list of all 286 schools.