NATIONAL BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE
2006 - 2007
MOUNT VERNON'S LINCOLN SCHOOL WINS BLUE RIBBON
AWARD FOR CONSISTENT HIGH ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT:
ONE OF ONLY 23 SCHOOLS IN THE NATION
Lincoln Elementary School and Principal George C.
Albano were honored by the United States Department of Education in
Washington, D.C. with the coveted National 2006 No Child Left Behind Blue
Ribbon School of Excellence Award for continuous superior academic
achievement. The New York Times said that Lincoln
"is a school that outperformed some of the elite public schools in the
country." Lincoln's students scored in the top 10 percent of the
nation on all state assessments, and is one of the few urban schools
to be recognized with the nation's top educational award for achieving
academic excellence year after year.
Following the 2006 Blue Ribbon School awards ceremony
in Washington, D.C., the United States Secretary of Education, Margaret
Spellings identified nine schools for a site visit and profile in an effort
to share information about highly successful schools with schools throughout
the nation. By providing information on some of the best schools, the
Secretary hopes to encourage other schools to provide the same quality of
education 2006 NCLB-Blue Ribbon Schools provide for their students.
Lincoln Elementary was one of the nine elite schools
visited and studied by RMC Research Corporation, Portsmouth, NH.
Following the visit to Lincoln School the U.S. Department of Education
posted on the No Child Left Behind - Blue Ribbon Schools Program website a
profile of Lincoln. As was explained during their visit with Mr.
Albano, one of the main purposes of the No Child Left Behind - Blue Ribbon
Schools Program is to share information about highly successful schools with
schools throughout the nation. The U.S. Department of Education
believes that by providing information on some of the best schools, they can
encourage other schools to provide the same quality of education Lincoln
provides their students.
The NCLB-Blue Ribbon Schools Program has posted
profiles of nine high achieving, high poverty schools on the
U.S. Department of Education's Blue Ribbon Schools
Emails from Director of NCLB (PDF)
Ribbon School Profile (PDF)