Whipple Elementary is 1 of only 325 schools nationwide named a Blue Ribbon School. U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona today recognized 325 schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2021. The recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. The coveted National Blue Ribbon Schools award affirms the hard work of educators, families and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students master challenging and engaging content. The Department recognizes all schools in one of two performance categories, based on all student scores, subgroup student scores and graduation rates:
Exemplary High-Performing Schools are among their state’s highest performing schools as measured by state assessments or nationally normed tests.
Exemplary Achievement Gap-Closing Schools are among their state’s highest performing schools in closing achievement gaps between a school’s student groups and all students.
At Whipple it is a team approach. We ALL work together to meet the academic and social-emotional needs of all our students. The hallways and classrooms are always alive with student learning! We are fortunate to have the support of our amazing PTO to create meaningful experiences during and outside of the school day. Whipple is definitely a very special place to be!