WHAG NEWS - Eleven Maryland schools were recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education this week as apart of the 2013 National Blue Ribbon Schools designation.
The prestigious title is based on the school’s overall academic excellence or their progress in improving student academic achievement.
One school was awarded in the four-state region, Boonsboro High School in Boonsboro, Maryland.
The Department will honor 236 public and 50 private schools at a recognition ceremony on Nov. 18 and 19 in Washington, D.C. In its 31 year history, the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program has bestowed this coveted award on nearly 7,500 of America's schools.
Those schools recognized in Maryland were:
· Boonsboro High School in Boonsboro
· Century High School in Sykesville
· Chadwick Elementary School in Woodlawn
· Charlesmont Elementary School in Dundalk
· Folly Quarter Middle School in Ellicott City
· Holy Cross Catholic School in Garrett Park
· Robert Frost Middle School in Rockville
· St. John the Evangelist School in Silver Spring
· St. Joseph School in Cockeysville
· Saint Margaret School in Bel Air
· St. Mary's Elementary School in Annapolis