Stoneybrooke Christian Schools
2012 National Blue Ribbon Award

Purpose of the Award

  • The US Department of Education administers the Blue Ribbon schools program

  • To give national attention and recognition to schools whose students have achieved high levels of performance


  • Public and private elementary, middle and high schools are eligible to apply for the award based on two criteria:

    • Standardized test scores in reading and math place them among the top-performing schools in the nation or…

    • Serving disadvantaged students and making extraordinary progress in improving performance

Recipients in 2012

  • There were 269 schools nation-wide who received the award out of over 130,000+ public and private schools nation-wide

  • Of those 269, 50 were private schools

  • Of those 50 private schools only 2 were in California and only 3 were evangelical Christian schools nation-wide.

Process for Qualifying

  • Schools must submit an application to be considered for the award; that application includes five years of assessment results on nationally normed reference tests

Contributing Factors

  • Dedication and professionalism of the instructional staff

  • Strong administrative guidance, support and inspiration

  • Robust curricular offerings with high expectations

  • Strong support from the parent community

Pragmatic Result

  • In receiving this award it inspires confidence in the Stoneybrooke community that children are receiving a high quality education every day and that students are being prepared for the rigors and challenges of higher education.