Richardson PREP HI Earns National Blue Ribbon

Richardson PREP HI Earns its Third National Blue Ribbon Award
Posted on 09/16/2022
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San Bernardino City Unified School District’s (SBCUSD’s) most distinguished school has earned yet another award. Richardson PREP HI Middle School was named a 2022 National Blue Ribbon School, having previously earned the distinction in 2009 and 2016.


According to the U.S. Department of Education, the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program recognizes schools based on their overall academic performance or progress in closing the achievement gap among student subgroups. This year, just 297 schools nationwide, including private schools, and just 29 California schools, received the National Blue Ribbon Award. Nationwide, only 30 were middle schools.


“I am so proud to serve and be part of Richardson’s legacy of success for students, staff, and the school as a whole,” said Richardson Principal Jenny Vetere. “Our Tiger teachers and staff work so hard each and every day to support and grow our students. Of course, I recognize the support and vision of our Board of Education, the support of SBCUSD administration, the Richardson leaders who came before me, and our amazing students and their families have all played integral parts in our continued success and excellence”


Richardson PREP HI was specifically designated an Exemplary High-Performing School for being among California’s highest-performing schools as measured by state assessments or nationally normed tests.


The National Blue Ribbon is just one of several awards Richardson has earned, including the California Distinguished School Award, the Title I Academic Achievement Award, and the National ESEA Distinguished School Program.


Most schools are nominated for a National Blue Ribbon School award by their state’s top education official or the Council for American Private Education. Schools are not allowed to nominate themselves for a National Blue Ribbon.


For more information on the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program, read the U.S. Department of Education's official announcement. For more on California’s National Blue Ribbon Schools, read the official announcement from State Superintendent Tony Thurmond’s office. For a comprehensive list of Richardson PREP HI’s awards, visit the school’s website.

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