Essex earns Blue Ribbon award

MONTGOMERY — Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence, Inc. awarded its Blue Ribbon Points of Light School Award to John Essex High School. This award recognizes schools that have excelled in nine critical performance areas including active teaching and learning, challenging standards and curriculum, technology integration and student support and focus, among others.

Schools receiving this award participated in a comprehensive school self-assessment, which was validated by a rigorous on-site evaluation. From this evaluation process, schools developed a school-wide action plan that included measurable, documented results. This positive, collaborative school reform process encompasses the entire learning community and leads to improvement. By participating in the Blue Ribbon assessment, evaluation and improvement process, schools also benefit from networking with first-class teachers and administrators across the country.

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