Victory congratulates area schools on Blue Ribbon status

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Roger Victory reacted Friday to news that the U.S. Department of Education has named three area schools 2019 National Blue Ribbon Schools.

“It is a distinct honor and a demonstration of the work ethic of the faculty and students in these schools that they have been given the Blue Ribbon School designation,” said Victory, R-Hudsonville. “I offer my congratulations and urge them to keep up the good work!”

Eagle Crest Charter Academy and Lakewood Elementary School, both of Holland, and Peach Plaines Elementary School in Grand Haven were three of the 13 Michigan schools to be named Blue Ribbon Schools.

According to the department, the Blue Ribbon Schools Program honors public and nonpublic elementary, middle and high schools where students achieve very high learning standards.

The schools were recognized for being among the state’s highest performing schools as measured by state assessments or nationally normed tests. Student subgroup performance and high school graduation rates are also at the highest levels.

For more information on the National Blue Ribbon School program, visit www.ed.gov/NationalBlueRibbonSchools.