On October 1, the U.S. Department of Education announced that Yarmouth Elementary School will be recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School for 2018.
The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program recognizes public and private elementary, middle, and high schools in two separate categories: (1) schools where students achieve very high learning standards or (2) schools where students are making notable improvements in closing the achievement gap. Yarmouth Elementary School is being recognized for exemplary high achievement under the first of these two categories.
This is a tremendous achievement for our students and staff. Recognition such as this is earned when motivated and determined students work toward their goals with talented and dedicated staff, supported by engaged parents and a committed community. We are fortunate to have all of those components here in Yarmouth, and every student, parent, teacher, and community member should feel a sense of pride in this outstanding school-wide achievement.
Additional information about the Blue Ribbon Schools program may be found at https://nationalblueribbonschools.ed.gov/.
School profiles of all 2018 National Blue Ribbon Schools can also be found at https://nationalblueribbonschools.ed.gov/awardwinners.
Congratulations to Principal Gleason, the entire Yarmouth Elementary School staff, and the many students who have attended Y.E.S. over the years!