WAVE 3 News Editorial – October 8, 2015: Blue Ribbon Schools

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Cheers to the Archdiocese of Louisville Schools on having four of their schools being honored as National Blue Ribbon Schools for the second year in a row. 

Only 50 non-public schools nationwide were among the 335 schools that will be honored at an awards ceremony next month in Washington, D.C.

St. Margaret Mary and St. Albert the Great earned the distinction for the second time.

St. Mary Academy, a regional school opened just eight years ago, received the honor, as well as St. Gabriel the Archangel, the largest Catholic elementary school in the Archdiocese of Louisville.

St. Xavier High School was first school in the Archdiocese to be recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School more than 30 years ago, and since then just under 40 percent of the Archdiocesan schools have been honored. That is an impressive run of excellence.

The other area school honored by the United States Department of Education among the 2015 honorees was Christian Academy English Station Middle School. 

Congratulations to all the students, parents, teachers and administrators at those schools.

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