A 2011 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence
Holy Trinity Interparochial School was
named a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the U.S.
Department of Education in September 2011. This award acknowledges
Holy Trinity Interparochial School's excellence in curriculum and
co-curriculum activities by recognizing its high achieving students.
From 413 nominated schools across the country, the school is one of 304 public, private and parochial schools, covering grades kindergarten through high school, which received this recognition. Of the 304 schools, 49 are private and parochial schools. Holy Trinity Interparochial School is one of 14 schools in New Jersey to be recognized which includes 7 from within the Archdiocese of Newark.
The school will be honored at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. in November 2011. Sister Maureen Fichner S.S.J., Principal, and a faculty member will receive a plaque and flag to recognize the school's Blue Ribbon Status of Excellence.
To receive the award, a Blue Ribbon School must be either: a school whose students are high performing; or a school with at least 40 percent of their students from disadvantaged backgrounds who have made significant progress and helped close the gap in achievement. Holy Trinity Interparochial School received the award in the first category, based in part, on its score at the highest performance level on nationally normed tests. To qualify, the school must have scores in the top 15 percent of schools nationwide in student achievement in reading (or English language arts) and mathematics.
Blue Ribbon schools are selected by the U.S. Department of Education to serve as models for all schools throughout the nation.
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