Edmond Santa Fe named Blue Ribbon School | News
An Edmond high school has received national recognition for its students' academic success.
Edmond Santa Fe High School has been named a 2012 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education.
Santa Fe is the 10th school in the Edmond Public School District to receive the recognition, which is the most of any district in the state.
In 2012, 269 schools received the honor of being named a Blue Ribbon School based on overall academic excellence or for making progress in improving student achievement levels.
“We are so pleased to receive this prestigious honor,” said Superintendent David Goin. “Recognition of this significance is only possible when students, parents, teachers, administrators and staff members work together relentlessly in pursuit of academic excellence.”
To qualify, Santa Fe High School had to meet the federal Adequate Yearly Progress benchmark for three straight years, in addition to ranking among the state's highest performance levels.
The other Edmond schools to receive the recognition include Memorial High School, North High School, Central Middle, Cimarron Middle, Sequoyah Middle, Summit Middle, Cheyenne Middle, Northern Hills Elementary and Russell Dougherty Elementary.