Cerritos Elementary Named Blue Ribbon School
September 21, 2021 – The U.S. Department of Education has been recognizing outstanding schools through the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program for 38 years. This year, the program is recognizing Cerritos Elementary School.
“Being named a National Blue Ribbon School is a tremendous honor for our students and staff,” said Cerritos Elementary School Principal Craig Spratt. “This recognition is due to the hard work of the entire school community. I couldn’t be more proud.”
Cerritos Elementary School received the National Blue Ribbon in the “Exemplary Achievement Gap Closing” category. This category highlights schools that have made the most significant advances in closing gaps for students in English and math over the past three to five years. In the program application, Mr. Spratt noted that three main factors have led to high student achievement – targeted academic interventions, technology integration, and social-emotional learning.
“It’s truly wonderful news to hear that Cerritos Elementary School has again been named a National Blue Ribbon School,” said ABC Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Mary Sieu. “I congratulate Mr. Spratt and his entire team of teachers and staff members for the extraordinary work they do for their students.”
This year, the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program recognized 325 schools for their overall academic performance and for closing the achievement gap. The National Blue Ribbon Schools award affirms the hard work of educators, families, and communities in creating school environments where students are challenged and engaged.
Cerritos Elementary School was previously awarded a National Blue Ribbon in 2001. You can learn more about the 2021 National Blue Ribbon Schools at www.nationalblueribbonschools.ed.gov.