Caledonia High School honored as a 2023 National Blue Ribbon School

Caledonia, MS – September 2023 – It is with immense pride and excitement that we announce Caledonia High School in Caledonia, Mississippi, has been named a 2023 National Blue Ribbon School. This prestigious recognition is a testament to the school’s unwavering commitment to academic excellence and the outstanding achievements of its students and staff during the 2021-2022 school year.

The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program is a highly coveted and esteemed honor bestowed by the U.S. Department of Education to recognize schools that excel in student achievement and overall school performance. Caledonia High School’s selection for this distinguished award is a testament to its unwavering dedication to providing a high-quality education and fostering a supportive learning environment for its students.

To achieve the designation as a National Blue Ribbon School, a school must meet rigorous criteria and demonstrate exceptional results in the following areas:

1. **Academic Excellence:** Schools must show significant improvement in student performance, achieving high levels of proficiency in state assessments or nationally normed tests.

2. **Closing Achievement Gaps:** The school must demonstrate that it has successfully closed achievement gaps among different groups of students, including those from disadvantaged backgrounds.

3. **Exemplary School Environment:** Schools are evaluated on their commitment to fostering a safe and welcoming learning environment, where all students feel valued, supported, and motivated to excel.

Caledonia High School’s commitment to academic excellence and the continuous improvement of its educational programs and practices has resulted in this well-deserved recognition. Their dedication to serving their community and ensuring the success of every student has made a lasting impact.

The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program recognizes Caledonia High School for its exceptional achievements and its dedication to preparing students for future success. This accomplishment reflects the hard work and dedication of the school’s administrators, educators, students, and their families.

Caledonia High School will join a prestigious group of schools from across the nation to be officially recognized during a ceremony in Washington, D.C. The ceremony will provide an opportunity to celebrate the school’s outstanding achievements and to learn from other top-performing schools.

We extend our heartfelt congratulations to Caledonia High School, its students, educators, and the entire community for this remarkable achievement. Your commitment to academic excellence and fostering a supportive learning environment is an inspiration to schools nationwide.

About Caledonia High School:

Caledonia High School Website

Caledonia High School, located in Caledonia, Mississippi, is a nationally recognized educational institution dedicated to providing a rigorous and supportive learning environment that empowers students to excel academically and become responsible citizens.

About the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program:

National Blue Ribbon Schools Website

The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program, administered by the U.S. Department of Education, recognizes public and private elementary, middle, and high schools based on their overall academic excellence or their progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. It celebrates the hard work and dedication of students, educators, families, and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students master challenging content.

Official Department of Education Press Release