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Wilson Elementary School Receives Coveted National Blue-Ribbon Schools Award

Wilson Elementary School - National Blue Ribbon School


 Wilson Elementary School Receives Coveted National Blue-Ribbon Schools Award

September 23, 2020 – U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today recognized 367 schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2020. The recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. “Congratulations to this year’s National Blue Ribbon School awardees,” said Secretary DeVos. “It’s a privilege to recognize the extraordinary work you do to meet students’ needs and prepare them for successful careers and meaningful lives.”

The coveted National Blue Ribbon Schools award affirms the hard work of educators, families, and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students master challenging and engaging content. Now in its 38th year, the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program has bestowed almost 10,000 awards to more than 9,000 schools, with some schools winning multiple awards. Schools are eligible for nomination after five years. 

“We are very proud of the students, teachers, staff and administrators at Wilson who have worked tireless every day to ensure that our students are prepared for success,” said Dr. Dan Shelton, Superintendent of Christina. “This award is acknowledgement of the great things happening at Wilson specifically and Christina School District.”

The Education Department recognizes all schools in one of two performance categories, based on all student scores, student subgroup scores and graduation rates: 

  • Exemplary High Performing Schools – These are among their state’s highest performing schools as measured by state assessments or nationally normed tests. 
  • Exemplary Achievement Gap Closing Schools – These are among their state’s highest performing in closing achievement gaps between a school’s student groups and all students.


The 2020 National Blue Ribbon Schools Awards Ceremony will be held virtually Nov. 12 and 13. Photographs and brief descriptions of the 2020 National Blue Ribbon Schools are available at




About Christina School District: The Christina School District (CSD) is a Delaware public school system, serving more than 14,400 students and employing 2,800 people in New Castle County. The district currently serves the City of Newark and its surrounding suburban areas as well as a portion of the City of Wilmington. For additional ways to support CSD, visit