The Brentwood School District announced on Wednesday that Brentwood High School has been selected as a 2013 National Blue Ribbon School.
Brentwood is one of 286 schools nationally to receive the honor, which is based on overall academic excellence or progress in improving student academic achievement.
Brentwood was the only high school in St. Louis County to be nominated.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said, “National Blue Ribbon schools represent examples of educational excellence, and their work reflects the belief that every child in America deserves a world-class education.”
Dr. Ed Johnson, principal of Brentwood High School, said, “This is a huge honor, and I am very proud of the students, staff, and families, whose hard work and support of learning make Brentwood High School such an outstanding place.
Our high school community is committed to building on the solid foundation our students bring to the high school and to making certain our students have the support they need to succeed.”
Brentwood High School will send two staff members to accept the award at a ceremony November 18-19 in Washington, D.C.
They will have the opportunity to meet other award recipients and share best practices with high-achieving schools from across the country.