Paige Names 172 Blue Ribbon Schools

Paige Names 172 Blue Ribbon Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige today named 172 public and private secondary schools selected as the 2001-2002 Blue Ribbon Schools.

This marks the 19th year of the program, which honors excellence in leadership, teaching, curriculum, student achievement, and parental involvement. “In education, like every other enterprise, we must aspire to highlight and reward our successes,” Paige said. “These schools strive everyday to be their very best, and exemplify what American education can look like when we work as a team to create the best teaching and learning environments for our students.”

The winning schools share several characteristics, including:

A clear vision and shared sense of mission; challenging, up­to­date curriculum; policies and practices to ensure a safe campus conducive to learning; evidence of family involvement; and a commitment to help all students achieve high standards.

This year, 145 public schools and 27 private schools in 35 states, and two stateside Department of Defense schools, will be recognized. The schools were nominated by state education agencies, the Department of Defense and the Council for the American Private Education. Each nominating agency has an assigned Blue Ribbon Schools program liaison who provides materials and information to its respective schools during the application process.

Selection of Blue Ribbon Schools is based on an evaluation of written materials from the nominated schools and the reports of experienced principals and administrators who conducted site visits to these schools. Reviewers make recommendations to the secretary of education for final selection.

Schools selected for recognition have each conducted a thorough self­evaluation involving administrators, teachers, students, parents, and community representatives as part of the application process. This process included assessing their strengths and weaknesses and developing strategic plans for the future development of the school.

Criteria for the next cycle of competition for the Blue Ribbon Schools Program will be announced shortly.

Attached is a list of recognized schools:

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION 2001-2002 Blue Ribbon Schools Program Schools Selected for Recognition   Alabama New Market Buckhorn High School Madison County Mr. Tommy Ledbetter (256) 379-2123   Madison Liberty Middle School Madison City Schools Mrs. Sally Bruer (256) 430-0001   Huntsville Randolph School Mr. Max Edward Krenson (256) 881-1701   Arizona Tucson Esperero Canyon Middle School Catalina Foothills School District Mrs. Elizabeth Goettl (520) 577-5330   Phoenix Ingleside Middle School Scottsdale Unified School District #48 Dr. Ruben Lara (602) 852-2900   California Pleasanton Amador Valley High School Pleasanton Unified School District Mr. Bill Coupe (925) 846-2818   Valencia Arroyo Seco Junior High School William S. Hart Unified School District Mrs. Jacqulyn Snyder (661) 296-0991   San Jose Bret Harte Middle School San Jose Unified School District Mrs. Elaine Farace (408) 535-6270   Diamond BarChaparral Middle School Walnut Valley Unified School District Mrs. Jan Keating (909) 861-6227   MoorparkChaparral Middle School Moorpark Unified School District Mr. Creig Nicks (805) 378-6302   Thousand OaksColina Middle School Conejo Valley Unified School District Mr. Michael Waters (805) 495-7429   Portola ValleyCorte Madera School Portola Valley School District Mr. Charles Krause (650) 851-1777   FresnoEdison Computech 7-8 Fresno Unified School District Mrs. Tanis De Ruosi (559) 457-2640   GlendaleEleanor J. Toll Middle School Glendale Unified School District Mrs. Hasmik Danielian (818) 244-8414   San DiegoExcelsior Academy Dr. Nance Maguire (619) 583-6762   Granite BayGranite Bay High School Roseville Joint Union High School District Mr. Ronald Severson (916) 786-8676   PleasantonHarvest Park Middle School Pleasanton Unified School District Mr. James Hansen (925) 426-4444   FremontHopkins (William) Junior High School Fremont Unified School District Mr. Tim Reichert (510) 656-3500   San RamonIron Horse Middle School San Ramon Valley Unified Mr. Kirby Hoy (925) 824-2820   Huntington BeachIsaac Sowers Middle School Huntington Beach City Schools Dr. Paul Morrow (714) 962-7738   EncinitasLa Costa Canyon High School San Dieguito Union High School District Mr. Don Rizzi (760) 436-6136   San FranciscoLowell High School San Francisco Unified School District Mr. Paul Cheng(415) 759-2747   OceansideMadison Middle School Vista Unified School District Mrs. Theresa Ketchem-Grace(760) 940-0176   Huntington BeachMarine View Middle School Ocean View School District Mrs. Elizabeth Williams(714) 846-0624   Mission ViejoMission Viejo High School Saddleback Valley Unified School District Mrs. Marilyn McDowell(949) 837-7722   Los AlamitosOak Middle School Los Alamitos Unified School District Mr. Jim Elsasser(562) 799-4740   PleasantonPleasanton Middle School Pleasanton Unified School District Mr. John Whitney(925) 426-4390   Rancho Santa MargaritaRancho Santa Margarita Intermediate School Saddleback Valley Unified School District Mr. Dan Graham(949)459-8256   El Dorado HillsRolling Hills Middle School Buckeye Union School District Mrs. Gloria Silva(916) 933-9290   LakewoodSaint Joseph High School Archdiocese of Los Angeles Dr. Terri Mendoza(562) 925-5073   DowneySaint Matthias High School Archdiocese of Los Angeles Dr. Mark Ryan(562) 861-2271   DanvilleSan Ramon Valley High School San Ramon Valley Unified School Mr. David Lorden(925) 552-5580   Thousand OaksThousand Oaks High School Conejo Valley Unified School District Mrs. Jo-Ann Yoos(805) 495-7491   Mission ViejoTrabuco Hills High School Saddleback Valley Unified School District Dr. Ray Gatfield(949) 768-1934   CarlsbadValley Middle School Carlsbad Unified School District Dr. Kim Marshall(760) 602-6020   Connecticut GreenwichCentral Middle School Greenwich Public Schools Dr. N. James Bulger(203) 661-8500   NorwichThe Norwich Free Academy Dr. Mary Lou Bargnesi(860) 887-2505   South WindsorTimothy Edwards Middle School South Windsor Ms. Janice Tirinzonie(860) 648-5030   Department of Defense Education Agency Fort CampbellFort Campbell High School Mr. Kenneth Killebrew(931) 431-5056   QuanticoQuantico Middle/High School Mr. Charlie Winters(703) 221-3154   Florida Cooper CityCooper City High School The School Board of Broward County Mr. James Vanover(954) 680-7200   Fort MyersCypress Lake Middle School School District of Lee County Ms. Jeananne Folaros(941) 481-1533   JacksonvilleDouglas Anderson School of the Arts Duval County Public Schools Mrs. Jacquelyn Cornelius(904) 346-5625   MiamiMonsignor Edward Pace High School Archdiocese of Miami Brother Anthony Iazzetti, FMS(305) 624-8534   TampaWoodrow Wilson Middle School School District of Hillsborough County Mrs. Jean Tessein Hamilton(813) 276-5689   Georgia CarrolltonCarrollton Junior High School Carrollton City School System Mrs. Jackie Fillingim(770) 832-6535   DouglasvilleChapel Hill Middle School Douglas County Mr. William Foster(770) 920-4230   EvansRiverside Middle School Columbia County Dr. Sandra Carraway(706) 868-3712     Illinois LincolnshireAdlai E. Stevenson High School School District #125 Mr. Dan Galloway(847) 634-4000   Mundelein Carmel High School Father Robert Carroll, O. Carm, Ph.D.(847) 566-3000   HighlandHighland High School Highland Community Schools Unit District #5 Mr. Andrew Carmitchel(618) 654-7131   FlossmoorHomewood-Flossmoor Community High School Homewood-Flossmoor Community H.S. District #233 Dr. E. Von Mansfield(708) 799-3000   LisleKennedy Junior High School Naperville Community Unit School District 203 Mr. Donald Perry(630) 420-3220   SkokieOliver McCracken Middle School Skokie School District 73.5 Dr. Vicki Gunther(847) 673-1220   Indiana BrownsburgBrownsburg Junior High School Brownsburg Community School Corporation Mr. Richard Doss(317) 852-3143   CarmelCarmel Junior High School Carmel Clay Schools Dr. Steve Stephanoff(317) 846-7331   IndianapolisFall Creek Valley Middle School MsD Lawrence Township Mr. Dennis Watts(317) 823-5490   Floyds KnobsFloyd Central Junior/Senior High School New Albany-Floyd County Consolidated Mr. John Marsh(812) 923-8811   MishawakaPenn High School Penn-Harris-Madison School Corp Mr. Jerry Sollenne(219) 259-7961   Evansville Reitz Memorial High School Diocese of Evansville Mr. Gerry Adams(812) 476-4973   South BendTrinity School at Greenlawn Trinity Schools Mr. Thomas Finke(219) 287-5590   Iowa Cedar RapidsThomas Jefferson Senior High School Cedar Rapids Community Schools Mr. Robert Tesar(319) 398-2435   Kansas StilwellBlue Valley Middle School Blue Valley School District Mrs. Carol White(913) 681-4150   Shawnee Mission Mission Valley Middle School Shawnee Mission School District Mrs. Charlotte Sands(913) 993-0800   Shawnee Mission Shawnee Mission Northwest High School Unified School District # 512 Dr. William Harrington(913) 993-7200   Kentucky GoshenNorth Oldham Middle School Oldham County Schools Mr. James Hill(502) 228-9998   Buckner Oldham County High School Oldham County Schools Mr. David Weedman(502) 222-9461   Villa Hills Villa Madonna Academy Diocese of Covington Mrs. Pamela McQueen(859) 331-6333   Louisiana Mandeville Mandeville High School St. Tammany Parish School Board Dr. Ronald Styron Jr.(985) 626-5225   Baton Rouge St. Joseph’s Academy Sister Judith Brun, CSJ (225) 383-7207   Maine Bangor Bangor High School Bangor School Department Mr. Norris Nickerson(207) 941-6200   Maryland WheatonOur Lady of Good Counsel High School Archdiocese of Washington Mr. Patrick Bates(310) 942-1155   Laurel Phillips School Phillips Programs Ms. Judy Miller(301) 470-1620   RockvilleThomas Spriggs Wootton High School Montgomery County Public Schools Dr. Rebecca Newman(301) 279-8550   Ijamsville Windsor Knolls Middle School Frederick County Public Schools Ms. Donna Faith(240) 236-5000   Michigan Rochester HillsAvondale Middle School Avondale School District Dr. Derrick Fries(248) 852-2600   MidlandHerbert Henry Dow High School Midland Public Schools Ms. Janice Goodall(989) 923-5382   Grand RapidsNorthview High School Northview Public Schools Mr. Timothy Wood(616) 363-4857   Rochester HillsPhilip A. Hart Middle School Rochester Community Schools Mrs. Cherly Tocco(248) 651-2930   DetroitRenaissance High School Detroit Public Schools Dr. Irma Hamilton(313) 494-7212   Minnesota EaganEagan High School Independent School District #196 Dr. Thomas Wilson(651) 683-6900   Mississippi Ocean SpringsOcean Springs Middle School Ocean Springs School District Mr. Greg Denyer(228) 872-6210   Missouri ColumbiaAnn Hawkins Gentry Middle School Columbia Public Schools Dr. Debra Corkery(573) 886-4900   WildwoodLafayette High School Rockwood School District Dr. Dan Edwards(636) 458-7200   Blue SpringsMoreland Ridge Middle School Blue Springs School District Dr. Nancy Stonner(816) 224-1800   St. LouisRobert H. Sperreng Middle School Lindberg School District Dr. Robert Ayres(314) 729-2420   Glencoe Rockwood Valley Middle School Rockwood School District Mrs. Laura Finucane(636) 458-7324   St. Louis Ursuline Academy-St. Louis Dr. Patricia Hensley(314) 966-4556   Montana Corvallis Corvallis Middle School Corvallis School District #1 Dr. Tom Miller(406) 961-3007   Nebraska OmahaMillard West High School Millard Public Schools Dr. Richard Kolowski(402) 894-6000   OmahaPeter Kiewit Middle School Millard Public Schools Mr. Phillip Koch(402) 691-1470   Nevada Las Vegas Las Vegas Academy of International Studies, Performing & Visual Arts Clark County School District Mr. Robert Gerye(702) 799-7800   New Jersey Cherry HillCherry Hill High School East Cherry Hill School District Mr. James Gallagher(856) 424-2222   JacksonChrista McAuliffe Middle School Jackson Township Mr. Terrence Kenney(732) 833-4701   RumsonForrestdale School Rumson School District Ms. Nancy Guthrie(732) 842-0383   HackettstownHackettstown Middle School Hackettstown School District Mrs. Linda Nick(908) 852-8554   FlemingtonHunterdon Central Regional High School Ms. Lisa Brady(908) 284-7155   NeptuneMonmouth County Academy of Allied Health and Science Monmouth County Vocational Schools Mr. Timothy McCorkell(732) 775-0058   AnnandaleNorth Hunterdon High School North Hunterdon-Voorhees Regional High School District Mr. Michael Hughes(908) 713-4110   New York ClarenceClarence High School Clarence Central School District Mr. Joseph Gentile(716) 759-8311   Hastings-on-HudsonHastings High School Hastings-on-Hudson Union Free School District Dr. Thomas Fazio(914) 478-6252   BronxHostos Lincoln Academy of Science Adult Alternative and Continuing Education Dr. Michele Cataldi(718) 518-4333   New RochelleIona Preparatory School Mr. Anthony Baxter(914) 632-0714   LiverpoolSoule Road Middle School Liverpool Central School District Mr. Robert Sheitz(315) 453-1283   New YorkThe Domincan Academy of the City of New York Sister Martha Kunesh(212) 744-0195   New RochelleThe Ursuline School of New Rochelle Sister Jean Baptiste Nicholson, OSU(914) 636-3950   North Carolina AshevilleA.C. Reynolds High School Buncombe County Schools Dr. Tony Baldwin(828) 298-2500   CaryCary High School Wake County Public Schools Mr. David Coley(919) 460-3549   Ohio Pepper PikeBallard Brady Middle School Orange City School District Mr. Stephen Hegner(216) 831-8600   BeachwoodBeachwood High School Beachwood City School District Mrs. Ruth Friedman(216) 831-2080   CincinnatiCincinnati Hills Christian Academy High School Dr. Joan Miracle(513) 247-0900   Liberty TownshipLiberty Junior School Lakota Local School District Mr. Ronald Spurlock(513) 777-4420   CincinnatiMariemont High School Mariemont City Schools Mr. Thomas Crosby(513) 272-7600   CincinnatiMother of Mercy High School Archdiocese of Cincinnati Sister Nancy Merkle, RSM(513) 661-2740   New AlbanyNew Albany High School Plain Local Schools Mr. Scott Stewart(614) 855-7331   New AlbanyNew Albany Middle School Plain Local Schools Mrs. Madeline Partlow(614) 855-2030   ToledoNotre Dame Academy Diocese of Toledo Sister Mary Carol Gregory, SND(419) 475-9359   Toledo Ottawa Hills Junior/Senior High School Ottawa Hills Local School District Mr. James Yockey(419) 536-4647   CincinnatiSaint Ursula Academy Mrs. Frances Reardon Romweber(513) 961-3410   ColumbusSt. Francis DeSales High School Diocese of Columbus Mr. Patrick Rossetti(614) 267-7808   Cuyahoga FallsWalsh Jesuit High School Mr. H. James Schulz(330)(303) 929-4205   MasonWilliam Mason High School Mason City School District Mrs. Amy Spicher(513) 398-5025   Oklahoma Edmond Central Middle School Edmond Public Schools Mrs. Tara Fair(405) 340-2890   Edmond Edmond Memorial High School Edmond Public Schools Mr. Bob Morrison(405) 340-2850   Pennsylvania AbingtonAbington Junior High School Abington School District Mr. Cornelius McCarthy Jr.(215) 884-4700   Bala Cynwyd Bala Cynwyd Middle School Lower Merion School District Dr. Patricia Haupt(610) 664-4500   DoylestownCentral Bucks High School – East Central Bucks School District Dr. A. Joseph Jennelle(215) 794-7481   ChambersburgChambersburg Area Middle School Chambersburg Area School District Mr. Barry Purvis(717) 261-3385   Pittsburgh Fort Couch Middle School Upper St. Clair School District Dr. Timothy Steinhauer(412) 833-1600   Hershey Hershey Middle School Derry Township School District Mr. Kevin Fillgrove(717) 531-2222   Doylestown Holicong Middle School Central Bucks School District Mrs. Nancy Silvious(215) 794-7434   LewisburgLewisburg Area Middle School Lewisburg Area School District Mr. Floyd Walters(570) 523-3220   LanghorneMaple Point Middle School Neshaminy School District Mr. Raymond Kelly(215) 752-6900   KintnersvillePalisades High School Palisades School District Mr. David Piperato(610) 847-5131   SewickleyQuaker Valley Middle School Quaker Valley School District Dr. Deborah Deakin Nickel(412) 749-5079   Wallingford Strath Haven High School Wallingford-Swarthmore School District Mr. Albert Bichner(610) 892-3400   King of PrussiaUpper Merion Area High School Upper Merion Area School District Mr. Donald Sisson(610) 337-6032   King of PrussiaUpper Merion Area Middle School Upper Merion Area School District Mr. John Adiletto(610) 337-6053   Rhode Island BarringtonBarrington High School Barrington Public Schools Mr. John Gray(401) 247-3150   RiversideSt. Mary Academy, Bay View Diocese of Providence Ms. Colleen Gribbin(401) 434-0113   South Carolina Myrtle BeachAcademy for the Arts, Science, and Technology Horry County Schools District Mr. Joe Dowling(843) 839-1412   Tennessee NashvilleDavidson Academy Dr. Jean Litterer (615) 860-5329   Texas AllenAllen High School Allen Independent School District Mr. Bob Caudle(972) 727-0400   Bandera Bandera High School Bandera Independent School District Mr. Michael Nesbit(830) 796-6254   Blanco Blanco Middle School Blanco Independent School District Dr. Jon Ford(830) 833-5570   Round RockC.D. Fulkes Middle School Round Rock Independent School District Mr. Terrence Eaton(512) 428-3100   Houston Carlos Watkins Middle School Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District Ms. Diana Lewis(281) 463-5850   PlanoClark High School Plano Independent School District Mrs. Karen McDonald(469) 752-7510   Colleyville Colleyville Heritage High School Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District Dr. Marlin Stanberry(817) 358-4700   Coppell Coppell High School Coppell Independent School District Mr. Jimmy Spann(972) 471-2002   Decatur Decatur High School Decatur Independent School District Mrs. Melinda Reeves(940) 627-2155   Dripping SpringsDripping Springs Middle School Dripping Springs Independent School District Mr. Tyler Dameron(512) 858-4902   FreeportFreeport Intermediate School Brazosport Independent School District Mrs. Clara Sale-Davis(979) 233-7285   DallasGeorge Bannerman Dealey Montessori Academy Dallas Independent School District Ms. Vivian Taylor(972) 794-8400   San Antonio Incarnate Word High School University of the Incarnate Word Mr. Andrew Noga(210) 829-3100   San Antonio Kingsborough Middle School Harlandale Independent School District Mr. David Stelmazewski(210) 921-4428   Wichita Falls Kirby Jr High Math-Science-Technology Magnet Wichita Falls Independent School District Mrs. Dianne Taylor(940) 716-2900   Houston Klein Forest High School Klein Independent School District Mr. L Spencer(281) 586-4550   DallasLake Highlands High School Richardson Independent School District Dr. Bob Iden(469) 593-1000   Austin Lamar Middle Schooll Austin Independent School Districtl Ms. Patricia Lyle(512) 414-3217   Missouri City Lawrence E. Elkins High School Fort Bend Independent School District Mrs. Sharon McGlaun(281) 634-2600   Irving MacArthur High School Irving Independent School District Mrs. Tracie Fraley(972) 261-2100   Justin Northwest High School Northwest Independent School District Mr. Jim Chadwell(817) 215-0200   El Paso Ranchland Hills Middle School Ysleta Independent School District Ms. Maria Greenup(915) 434-2300   Universal City Randolph Middle School Randolph Field Independent School District Mr. Bruce Cannon(210) 357-2400   KatyRodger and Ellen Beck Junior High School Katy Independent School District Dr. Linda Menius(281) 647-3300   PasadenaV.W. Miller Intermediate School Pasadena Independent School District Ms. Darla Massey(713) 948-4200   Virginia ArlingtonYorktown High School Arlington Public Schools Dr. Raymond Pasi(703) 228-5400   Washington Seattle Holy Names Academy Archdiocese of Seattle Mrs. Elizabeth Swift(206) 323-4272   BellevueOdle Middle School Bellevue School District Dr. Kenneth Lyon(425) 456-6600   West Virginia WheelingSherrard Junior High School Marshall County Schools Mr. James Asplund(304) 233-3331   Wisconsin Wales Kettle Moraine High School Kettle Moraine School District Dr. Betty Womack and Mrs. Mary Schwartz (262) 968-6200