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2021 National Blue Ribbon Schools

The list of 2021 National Blue Ribbon Nominated schools has been released and several Region One area campus are recognized:  

Exemplary-High Performing 

  • Pullam Elementary-Brownsville ISD 
  • Achieve Early College High School-McAllen SD 
  • South Texas ISD Preparatory Academy – South Texas ISD 
  • South Texas ISD Rising Scholars Academy- South Texas ISD 

 Exemplary Achievement – Gap-Closing Schools 

  • Gallegos Elementary – Brownsville ISD 
  • Hidalgo Elementary – Hidalgo ISD 
  • Zeferino Farias Elementary – PSJA ISD 

Initiated by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) in 1982, the National Blue Ribbon Schools program recognizes public and private elementary, middle, and high schools that have high student achievement and/or highlights where exemplary progress has been made in closing achievement gaps among student subpopulations. Since the program’s founding, 9,000 schools across the nation have received this prestigious designation. 

In Texas, public schools are considered for nomination based on student performance on the first administration of the previous year’s STAAR assessments. Each nominated school has an economically disadvantaged population of 25 percent or more. 

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