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Pugliese Elementary School in Steubenville Named National Blue Ribbon School

STEUBENVILLE — Pugliese Elementary School is one of 16 schools in Ohio and 325 in the nation to be named a National Blue Ribbon School for 2021. U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona recognized the schools on Tuesday.

The recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups.

Meanwhile, in West Virginia, three schools received the honor including Criss Elementary School in Parkersburg.

The other West Virginia schools were Crescent Elementary School in Raleigh County and Rock Branch Elementary School in Putnam County.

In Ohio, the following schools were named as Blue Ribbon Schools:

* Bay Village – Westerly Elementary School, Bay Village City School District.

* Beachwood – Hilltop Elementary School, Beachwood City School District.

* Canton – Whipple Heights Elementary School, Perry Local School District.

* Cincinnati – Mariemont Junior High School, Mariemont City School District.

* Cincinnati – Montgomery Elementary School, Sycamore Community City School District.

* Dublin – Dublin Jerome High School, Dublin City School District.

* Dublin – Saint Brigid Of Kildare Elementary School, Diocese of Columbus.

* Girard – Girard Intermediate Middle School, Girard City School District.

* Granville – Granville High School, Granville Exempted Village School District.

* Hudson – Seton Catholic School, Diocese of Cleveland.

* Kettering – Orchard Park Elementary School, Kettering City School District.

* Logan – Hocking Hills Elementary School, Logan-Hocking Local School District.

* Maria Stein – Marion Local Elementary School, Marion Local School District.

* Minster – Minster Elementary School, Minster Local School District.

* Whitehouse – Fallen Timbers Middle School, Anthony Wayne Local School District.

“This year’s cohort of honorees demonstrates what is possible when committed educators and school leaders create vibrant, welcoming, and affirming school cultures where rich teaching and learning can flourish,” Cardona said. “I commend all our Blue Ribbon honorees for working to keep students healthy and safe while meeting their academic, social, emotional, and mental health needs. In the face of unprecedented circumstances, you found creative ways to engage, care for, protect, and teach our children. Blue Ribbon Schools have so much to offer and can serve as a model for other schools and communities so that we can truly build back better.”

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