Nine New Jersey public schools won federal “blue ribbon” awards for high academic excellence, quality programs and improving student achievement.
In a Sept. 26 announcement by the U.S. Department of Education, the New Jersey schools honored were:
- Bergen County: Edith A. Bogert Elementary School, Upper Saddle River School District.
- Camden County: Joseph D. Sharp Elementary School, Cherry Hill Township School District.
- Gloucester County: Radix Elementary School, Monroe Township Public Schools.
- Hudson County: Infinity Institute, Jersey City School District.
- Monmouth County: Communications High School, Monmouth County Vocational School District.
- Morris County: Mendham Township Elementary School, Mendham Township School District.
- Passaic County: Little Falls School Number 3, Little Falls Township Public Schools.
- Union County: Terrence C. Reilly School Number 7, Elizabeth School District.
- Union County: Washington Elementary School, Westfield Public Schools.
Nationally, 312 public and 50 non-public schools were honored by the U.S. Department of Education.
National Blue Ribbon schools are honored at an annual awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., where each school receives a plaque and flag. Additional information is available on the U.S. Department of Education website.