Friday, September 16, 2022
Deputy Director of Communications
INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) today congratulates 10 Indiana schools for being honored as 2022 National Blue Ribbon Schools by the U.S. Department of Education.
“Our Indiana Blue Ribbon Schools are consistently raising the bar year after year, with a keen focus on moving the needle for all students,” said Dr. Katie Jenner, Indiana Secretary of Education. “Despite the challenges that are so frequently discussed throughout our country and our world, these schools have risen above, and they continue to rise above in order to improve the lives of their students through quality education.”
Indiana’s 2022 National Blue Ribbon Schools are:
- Allen County – Fred H. Croninger Elementary School, Fort Wayne Community Schools
- Hendricks County – Eagle Elementary School, Brownsburg Community School Corporation
- Hendricks County – Brentwood Elementary School, Plainfield Community School Corporation
- Howard County – Northwestern Senior High School, Northwestern School Corporation
- Lake County – James B. Eads Elementary School, School Town of Munster
- Marion County – Cathedral High School, Archdiocese of Indianapolis
- Marion County – Christ The King Catholic School, Archdiocese of Indianapolis
- Porter County – Central Elementary School, Valparaiso Community Schools
- Porter County – Saint Paul Catholic School, Diocese of Gary
- Spencer County – David Turnham Education Center, North Spencer County School Corporation
IDOE and the Council for American Private Education nominated each awarded public and non-public school, respectively, for consideration in the U.S. Department of Education’s “Exemplary High Performing Schools” category. This category honors the state’s schools with the highest graduation rates and the highest achieving students in English/language arts and mathematics as measured by state assessments.
After being nominated, the schools then completed an application detailing their curriculum, culture, leadership and engagement, which was evaluated by the U.S. Department of Education.
These Indiana schools are among 297 schools across the country to earn this distinction in 2022. With its 39th cohort, the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program has bestowed approximately 10,000 awards to more than 9,000 schools.