The U.S. Department of Education has named Newark Technology High School among nine schools from New Jersey as recipients of the esteemed National Blue Ribbon award, a recognition of high student achievement.
This announcement came as a testament to the academic excellence displayed by these schools.
Dr. Angelica Allen-McMillan, the Acting Commissioner of Education for New Jersey, expressed her pride and admiration for the schools, saying, "This honor underscores the commitment of our educators, the tenacity of our students, and the unwavering support from our communities."
She emphasized that these schools exemplify the state's dedication to top-tier education, innovation, inclusivity, and rigorous academic pursuits.
"The achievements of these National Blue Ribbon schools light the way for other institutions, demonstrating the great potentials unlocked when we prioritize educational excellence," she added.
The esteemed schools are listed below:
Established as one of the U.S. Department of Education's longest-standing recognition initiatives, the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program salutes superior schools for their overall academic prowess or their strides in bridging the achievement gap among diverse student populations.
The program's mission is to champion the concerted efforts of students, educators, and communities in shaping outstanding and inclusive educational settings and to inspire other schools to adopt these successful methodologies.
Every year, an award ceremony is held in Washington, D.C., where the chosen National Blue Ribbon Schools are presented with a plaque and a flag, symbolizing their distinguished status.
A comprehensive list of the 2023 awardees, including the New Jersey schools, can be found on the U.S. Department of Education's official website.