Park Road Elementary School Named 2022 National Blue Ribbon School
Pittsford’s Park Road Elementary School was named a 2022 National Blue Ribbon School Exemplary High Performing School in a September 16 announcement from U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona. “I applaud all the honorees for the 2022 National Blue Ribbon Schools Award for creating vibrant, welcoming, and affirming school communities where students can learn, grow, reach their potential, and achieve their dreams,” said Cardona.
Park Road Elementary School is one of just 297 in the nation to receive the 2022 National Blue Ribbon Schools award. As a consistently high performing school in a high performing school district, Park Road also received this award in 2007. In recent years, Mendon High School (2020) and Barker Road Middle School (2012) also earned this designation. “This designation is well-deserved and just one more example of how Pittsford Schools excel. I am so proud of our students who consistently work hard and achieve excellent results, and of our teachers and staff who support students to do their very best,” said Superintendent Michael Pero.
The U.S. Education Department invites National Blue Ribbon School nominations from the top education official in all states, and up to 420 schools may be nominated each year. All National Blue Ribbon Schools are honored in one of two performance categories, based on all student scores, subgroup student scores and graduation rates: Exemplary High Performing Schools and Exemplary Achievement Gap Closing Schools.
More than 9,000 schools across the country have been presented with this coveted award since its establishment in 1982. The purpose of the National Blue Ribbon Schools award is to recognize exemplary teaching and learning and affirm the hard work of students, educators, families, and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students master challenging content.