Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence

Congratulations LaPerche Elementary School Educators, Families, and Students!

Raymond C. LaPerche Elementary School has been recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School for 2021 by U. S. Secretary of Education, Dr. Miguel A. Cardona.  The awards ceremony will be taking place in Washington, DC in November.  

The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program award recognizes public and private elementary, middle, and high schools where students either achieve very high learning standards or are making notable improvements in closing the achievement gap. Since 1982, the U. S. Department of Education has sought out and celebrated great American schools. The National Blue Ribbon School award affirms the hard work of students, educators, families, and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students master challenging content.

The LaPerche Elementary School community is thrilled to be recognized as a National Blue Ribbon school. This award is a culmination of the school's formula for student success: consistently excellent and committed staff, a steady focus on student leadership, inclusion of all, and high academic standards. The result is a dynamic environment that truly enables our kids to thrive.  

Across the district, our work has been to raise expectations, improve consistencies for curriculum, and to further develop an already talented team of educators.  Supporting the great work of our assistant superintendent, Sara Monaco, in the area of curriculum and instruction, and providing the necessary resources for success is paramount for our administrative team and school committee.    The success of LaPerche Elementary School is built upon that foundation, the relentless pursuit of excellence by its principal, Julie Dorsey, and the support of its families.  LaPerche is not only a successful place to learn but is also a joyful, inspiring place to learn.

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