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Red Apple Elementary School Nominated for National Blue Ribbon Award

02/07/2020

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction nominated Red Apple Elementary School for national recognition for making strides toward closing achievement gaps. 
 
Eight schools in Wisconsin were selected for the U.S. Department of Education’s 2020 National Blue Ribbon Schools Program, which recognizes top-performing schools based on academic performance and achievement. Since starting in 1982, the national program has recognized more than 9,000 schools.
 
“We are nominating these eight schools for the National Blue Ribbon School award because they serve as great examples of our progress toward improving student outcomes across the state,” State Superintendent Carolyn Stanford Taylor said. “I wish these schools and their respective communities well in the next steps of this prestigious national program.”

Red Apple Elementary was nominated for its work to close achievement gaps. Red Apple Principal Kevin McCormick credits his dedicated and caring staff and passionate students for their notable gains.

"We are a family here at Red Apple," McCormick said. "We firmly believe that strong relationships between students and staff are the cornerstone for success. We set high expectations and all of our decisions are student-centered. We are honored to be recognized at the national level."

Red Apple must now complete the National Blue Ribbon Schools application and undergo a review. The winners will be announced in September 2020.

Congratulations, Red Apple!