St. Anthony Village High School was one of five Minnesota schools--and the only high school--recognized by U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2016 based on their overall academic excellence. The five schools in Minnesota that were recognized as National Blue Ribbon Schools are among the state’s highest performing schools, as measured by state assessments or national standardized tests.
As stated in the Press Release, the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program honors public and private elementary, middle, and high schools where students achieve very high learning standards or are making notable improvements in closing the achievement gap. The award affirms the hard work of students, educators, families, and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students master challenging content.
Now in its 34th year, the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program has bestowed this coveted award on fewer than 8,500 schools. On Nov. 7 and 8, the Department will formally recognize the 279 public and 50 private schools at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C.