January 28, 2005

2005 Catholic Schools Week Supplement

Archdiocese has six blue ribbons this year;
nineteen total since 1982

Six Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis were recognized as national No Child Left Behind Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence for 2004.

The schools are:

• St. Mary School in North Vernon

• St. Mary School in New Albany

• St. Barnabas School in Indianapolis

• St. Christopher School in Indianapolis

• St. Luke School in Indianapolis

• Cathedral High School in Indianapolis (earned another Blue Ribbon in past years as well)

Those schools were among seven private schools and seven public schools recognized in Indiana. There were 50 non-public schools and 206 public schools chosen nationwide.

The schools received their awards during ceremonies in November in Washington, D.C.

Since 1982, a total of 15 Catholic schools within the archdiocese—some more than once—have been honored as Blue Ribbon Schools. Nineteen ribbons have been awarded.

The schools that won in previous years are:

• Holy Family School in New Albany

• St. Charles School in Bloomington

• Our Lady of Providence Jr. /Sr. High School in Clarksville

• St. Paul School in Sellersburg

• St. Louis School in Batesville

• St. Jude School in Indianapolis (earned a Blue Ribbon twice)

• Roncalli High School in Indianapolis (earned a Blue Ribbon three times)

• St. Lawrence School in Indianapolis

• St. Mark the Evangelist School in Indianapolis

Schools in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis received more awards during each of the last two years (10 awards) than any other diocese, and it is believed that no other diocese in the nation has more schools that have been honored in the national Blue Ribbon Schools program.

According to U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige, the No Child Left Behind Blue Ribbon Schools program recognizes schools that make significant progress in closing the achievement gap or whose students achieve at very high levels.

A complete list of all 2004 Blue Ribbon Schools is available at: ­ www.ed.gov/programs/nclbbrs/awards.html and a complete list of private schools honored can be found at www.capenet.org/brs2.html . †


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