NORTH ARLINGTON (Sept. 23, 2010) — North Arlington Superintendent of Schools Oliver Stringham recently reported that the secretary of the United States Department of Education has announced that Roosevelt Elementary School is a National Blue Ribbon Award Winner.
“What an honor for our staff, students, families, community and school district,” Stringham stated. “The award honors public and private elementary, middle and high schools whose students achieve at very high levels or have made significant progress and helped close gaps in achievement especially among disadvantaged and minority students. It is the pinnacle of acknowledgment of success from the United States Department of Education. One could liken this to being inducted into the Hall of Fame — only better.”
Roosevelt School has been honored as a high performing school. Each year since 1982, the U.S. Department of Education has sought out schools where students attain and maintain high academic goals, including those that beat the odds.
For the 2010 school year, only 304 schools throughout the country were so recognized with the nation’s highest award. Stringham said, “We are proud of the work of our staff, students and families throughout our district; and celebrate Roosevelt School as our district’s first ever National Blue Ribbon Award Winner.”
— Submitted press release