Saturday, September 30, 2017
Amador Valley High School has been named a 2017 National Blue Ribbon School, one of only 25 schools in the state to receive the honor.
The U.S. Department of Education announced all 342 winners Thursday. The recognition is based on a school's overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps, officials said.
Amador Valley is one of two schools in Alameda County -- along with Albany Middle School -- to earn the distinction this year.
"Congratulations to the Amador Valley High staff, students, and families for being distinguished as a National Blue Ribbon School," PUSD superintendent David Haglund stated. "This honor is an impressive accomplishment and a testament to the hard work and dedication of the entire Amador community."
Added Amador principal Mike Williams, "This recognition belongs to the amazing staff, students, and families who contribute to the success and incredible culture of Amador Valley High School each and every day."
This was not the first time Amador has been named a Blue Ribbon School. Foothill and Amador received the honor in 2006. Vintage Hills Elementary also earned the distinction in 2015.
This year's National Blue Ribbon Schools will be honored at a U.S. Department of Education ceremony in November, when educators will receive a plaque and flag for their school.
To view the complete list of 2017 Blue Ribbon Schools, visit their website.