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2022 National Blue Ribbon School

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Ward Melville High School has been named a 2022 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education. The Blue Ribbon Schools Program recognizes private and public elementary, middle and high schools based on their overall academic excellence and affirms the hard work of students, educators and communities in creating welcoming, high-performing schools. These schools serve as examples for others across the nation.

“The Blue Ribbon recognition for Ward Melville High School is an acknowledgement of the hard work, dedication and achievement of the administration, faculty, staff, students and parents of Three Village,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kevin Scanlon said. “Without the cooperation and collaboration of everyone, this honor would not have been possible. We are extremely proud of this much-deserved recognition.”

This year, only 297 schools across the country received the designation – with Ward Melville High School being the only high school named in Suffolk County. “

For more than 50 years, excellence in education has been the goal at Ward Melville High School,” Principal William Bernhard said. “It will be an honor to receive the Blue Ribbon award in Washington in November on behalf of all faculty, students and families that make this a truly wonderful place to teach and learn.”

Public schools are nominated for the Blue Ribbon award by their respective state education departments and must meet their state’s annual measurable performance targets. The 2022 National Blue Ribbon Schools will be honored at the annual awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. later this fall.

Date Added: 9/16/2022