CAS Congratulates John Glen High School in Elwood on Earning a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence

CAS is honored to recognize John Glen High School in Elwood for winning national recognition from the U. S. Department of Education as National Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence. Special congratulations to the students, staff, parents and principal, Carisa Burzynski,for her leadership in earning a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellencewith designation as an Exemplary High Performing School.

Since 1982, the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program has been recognizing public and private elementary, middle and high schools where students perform at very high levels or where significant improvements are being made in students’ levels of academic achievement.  A National Blue Ribbon School flag waving overhead has become a trademark of excellence, a symbol of quality recognized by everyone from parents to policy-makers in thousands of communities. Schools honored with the Blue Ribbon School Award are recognized for their commitment to accelerating student achievement and preparing students for success in college and careers. Blue Ribbon Schools are recognized among their state’s highest-performing schools, as measured by state assessments or nationally-normed tests.

The Council of Administrators and Supervisors congratulates all of the 300 public and 49 private schools nationwide, including 20 in New York State, honored with this award in 2018.

The Department honored all 349 schools at recognition ceremonies at the Omni Shoreham Hotel on Nov. 7 – 8 in Washington, D.C.   CAS will also recognize John Glen High School and Principal Burzynski  at the CAS Delegate Assembly on March 14, 2019 at the Plainview Holiday Inn.