Twenty-three Charter Schools Recognized as 2019 National Blue Ribbon Schools

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Washington D.C. - Twenty-three public charter schools were among 362 schools recognized as 2019 National Blue Ribbon Schools by the U.S. Department of Education for demonstrating overall academic excellence or their progress in closing achievement gaps.

National Alliance for Public Charter Schools President and CEO Nina Rees released the following statement:

“Congratulations to the 23 public charter schools recognized as National Blue Ribbon Schools this year! These exemplary schools are closing achievement gaps and helping students realize that there is no limit to their potential. The dedicated teachers and principals leading these schools are an inspiration to us all. We're grateful for their work and we urge policymakers at all levels of government to recognize the outstanding contribution high-quality charter schools are making to public education.”

The following charter schools were recognized as 2019 National Blue Ribbon Schools:

Montessori Education Centre Charter School ‐ Mesa
Mesa, AZ

Forest Hill Elementary School
San Jose, CA

Yu Ming Charter School
Oakland, CA

DSST Byers Middle School
Denver, CO

Summit Middle Charter School
Boulder, CO

Delaware Military Academy
Wilmington, DE

The Charter School of Wilmington
Wilmington, DE

KIPP DC Heights Academy
Washington, DC

Archimedean Middle Conservatory
Miami, FL

Choices in Learning Elementary Charter School
Winter Springs, FL

Florida SouthWestern Collegiate High School
Punta Gorda, FL

Mater Academy East Charter Middle School
Miami, FL

Mater Academy East Elementary Charter School
Miami, FL

Pinecrest Academy (North Campus)
Miami, FL

Community Day Charter Public School ‐ R.  Kingman Webster
Lawrence, MA

Eagle Crest Charter Academy
Holland, MI

Aspen Academy
Savage, MN

Achievement First Bushwick Charter School
Brooklyn, NY

Hellenic Classical Charter School
Brooklyn, NY

Academic Leadership Charter School
Bronx, NY

South Bronx Classical Charter School II
Bronx, NY

IDEA Quest College Preparatory
Edinburg, TX

Project Chrysalis Middle School
Houston, TX