Blue Ribbon School

In 2010, the US Department of Education named St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School a National Blue Ribbon School.  St. Vincent’s was one of only 50 private schools and 254 public schools nationwide to receive the honor in 2010.  The first school in the Diocese of Peoria to receive this award, St. Vincents was recognized as an exemplary high performing school.

Founded in 1982, the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program recognizes public and private schools where students perform at very high levels or where significant improvements are being made in students' academic achievement. A National Blue Ribbon School is a mark of excellence in education recognized by everyone from parents to policy-makers in thousands of communities.

 

Minimum Requirements for Exemplary High Performing Schools:

  • The performance of all tested students in the school in the most recent year tested in both reading (English language arts) and mathematics must be in the top 15 percent of all schools in the state when schools are ranked based on the performance of all tested students.
  • For each of the school's subgroups, the performance of all tested students in the subgroup in the most recent year tested in both reading (English language arts) and mathematics must be in the top 40 percent of all schools in the state when schools are ranked based on the performance of tested students in that subgroup.
  • For the most recent year in which graduation rates are available in the state, the graduation rate of a high school must be in the top 15 percent of all high school graduation rates in the state. 

The resulting success of the school points to the strong partnership between the school staff, parents and the entire parish community.

 

St. Vincent's School, Peoria, receives Blue Ribbon Award

St. Vincent de Paul Grade School receives Blue Ribbon Award 

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