Two Raleigh schools win national honor
Posted September 15, 2011
Raleigh, N.C. — Two Raleigh schools are among eight in North Carolina that the U.S. Department of Education named Thursday as National Blue Ribbon Schools.
Nationally, the Department of Education cited 305 elementary and secondary schools for their overall academic excellence or for success in closing achievement gaps.
The Franciscan School, a private kindergarten through eighth-grade school, and Quest Academy, a charter school that caters to high-level gymnasts and other athletes, will be honored with the other Blue Ribbon Schools in Washington, D.C., in November.
“America’s long-term economic prosperity and civic engagement depends on our children receiving a world-class education,” U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said in a statement. “National Blue Ribbon Schools are committed to accelerating student achievement and preparing students for success in college and careers. Their success is an example for others to follow.”