24 Illinois schools receive National Blue Ribbon honor

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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Twenty four schools in Illinois have been named National Blue Ribbon Schools.

The schools were recognized by the U.S. Department of Education for their overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student groups.

"I'm pleased to celebrate with you as your school is named a National Blue Ribbon School," said U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos in a video message to the honorees. "We recognize and honor your important work in preparing students for successful careers and meaningful lives. Congratulations on your students' accomplishments and for your extraordinary commitment to meeting their unique needs."

School list:

Aviston Elementary School, Aviston

Butterfield Elementary School, Lombard

Cardinal Joseph Bernardin Catholic School, Orland Hills

Edison Regional Gifted Center, Chicago

Evergreen Elementary School, Carol Stream

George Washington Elementary School, Park Ridge

Giant City Community Consolidated School District 130, Carbondale

Gwendolyn Brooks College Preparatory Academy, Chicago

Hickory Creek Middle School, Frankfort

Hynes Elementary School, Morton Grove

Libertyville High School, Libertyville

Meridian School, Buffalo Grove

Naperville North High School, Naperville

Parkview Elementary School, Columbia

Peoria Christian High School, Peoria

Proviso Math And Science Academy, Forest Park

Queen Of All Saints School, Chicago

Sacred Heart School, Winnetka

Saint Bede Elementary School, Ingleside

Saint Francis de Sales School, Lake Zurich

Saint Francis Xavier School, Wilmette

Saint Therese Chinese Catholic School, Chicago

South Park Elementary School, Deerfield

Tremont Elementary School, Tremont