From Principal Krebs:
It is with a great deal of excitement and pride that I’m finally able to share that Woodbridge High School has been selected as a 2022 National Blue Ribbon School!
Woodbridge is one of only 297 K-12 schools nationally, and only 29 schools in the state of California, to receive this honor. WHS is recognized as an Exemplary High Performing School, with criteria for eligibility being defined by state testing scores that are the top 15% for whole school, top 40% for each subgroup within the school, and top 15% for both graduation rate and college and career readiness index. This is the second time we’ve received this honor, with the first being in 1987.
The Woodbridge community has always been worthy of an honor of this size, but what makes this one so special is it represents excellence and growth through the most complicated time for K-12 education we’ve seen in our country’s history. This recognition belongs to the talented WHS staff for their heroic effort these last three years, our incredible students, and to the families we serve who trusted and supported us during this time.The partnership between our school and community is special, and deserving of national recognition.
I want to thank our entire Warrior community for your effort and the sacrifices you’ve made these last few years. Know that what we’ve accomplished was exceptional. Please join me in celebrating this very special, and well deserved, recognition!
Press Release from US Department of Education
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U.S. Department of Education Announces 2022 National Blue Ribbon Schools
U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona today recognized 297 schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2022. The recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. Secretary Cardona made the announcement during his Road to Success Back to School bus tour.
“I applaud all the honorees for the 2022 National Blue Ribbon Schools Award for creating vibrant, welcoming, and affirming school communities where students can learn, grow, reach their potential, and achieve their dreams,” said U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona. “As our country continues to recover from the pandemic, we know that our future will only be as strong as the education we provide to all of our children. Blue Ribbon Schools have gone above and beyond to keep students healthy and safe while meeting their academic, social, emotional, and mental health needs. These schools show what is possible to make an enduring, positive difference in students’ lives.”
With its 39th cohort, the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program has bestowed approximately 10,000 awards to more than 9,000 schools. The National Blue Ribbon School award affirms and validates the hard work of students, educators, families, and communities in striving for – and attaining – exemplary achievement.
National Blue Ribbon Schools serve as models of effective school practices for state and district educators and other schools throughout the nation. A National Blue Ribbon School flag gracing a school’s entryway or on a flagpole is a widely recognized symbol of exemplary teaching and learning.
The Department recognizes all schools in one of two performance categories, based on all student scores, subgroup student scores and graduation rates:
- Exemplary High-Performing Schools are among their state’s highest performing schools as measured by state assessments or nationally normed tests.
- Exemplary Achievement Gap-Closing Schools are among their state’s highest performing schools in closing achievement gaps between a school’s student groups and all students.
Up to 420 schools may be nominated each year. The Department invites nominations for the National Blue Ribbon Schools award from the top education official in all states, the District of Columbia, U.S. territories, the Department of Defense Education Activity, and the Bureau of Indian Education. Private schools are nominated by the Council for American Private Education.