2019 National Blue Ribbon School
West Park, which was chosen for its “exemplary high performance,” is one of 362 schools nationwide that received the award in 2019 and will be honored during a ceremony in Washington, D.C.
West Park was previously named a National Blue Ribbon School in 2011.
The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program honors public and private schools where students achieve high learning standards or are making notable improvements in closing the achievement gap. Schools are first nominated by their state’s education department and submit detailed applications for consideration by federal officials.
West Park has been recognized for its “superior” test scores by the state education department since 2003 and it received the 2018 Elementary & Secondary Education Act Distinguished School Award.
“West Park Place is the hidden jewel in a wooded community in Newark,” Novack said.
Written by Josh Shannon, Newark Post
September 30, 2019