Boston Latin School Recognized as a 2011 National Blue Ribbon School
- School: Boston Latin School
- Award: National Blue Ribbon School
Boston Latin School, the oldest public school in America, has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as one of this year’s National Blue Ribbon Schools. The designation is given to schools that are to be commended for their overall academic excellence or for their success in closing achievement gaps. This is the second consecutive year schools in Boston have been recognized with the honor. Last year, Boston Latin Academy and John D. O’Bryant School of Math and Science were recognized.
“Boston Latin School is highly deserving of this honor,” said Superintendent Carol R. Johnson. “We can all take pride in the work done each day at the school to help students learn, grow, and excel.”
Boston Latin School consistently ranks as one of the highest performing schools in the state and is often recognized by national media, such as the annual U.S. News and World Reports listing, as one of the country’s best schools.
“I am so proud of the teachers and staff who dedicate so much of themselves to the students of Boston Latin School,” said Headmaster Lynn Mooney Teta. “We are truly humbled by this honor and are excited to share it with our school community and the city of Boston.”
In all, 304 schools nation-wide received the honor this year. Boston Latin School is only one of two in Massachusetts to be honored.
“America’s long-term economic prosperity and civic engagement depends on our children receiving a world-class education,” said U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. “National Blue Ribbon Schools are committed to accelerating student achievement and preparing students for success in college and careers. Their success is an example for others to follow.”