MMS Awarded National Blue Ribbon!

MMS Awarded National Blue Ribbon!
Posted on 10/14/2019
MMS Awarded National Blue Ribbon!

On September 26, 2019, Montevideo Middle School (MMS) was designated as an Exemplary Achievement Gap Closing National Blue Ribbon School for 2019, by U. S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. MMS is one of 362 schools in the nation and one of ten schools from Minnesota to be recognized in 2019. The 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 are among their state’s highest performing schools as measured by state assessments or nationally normed tests.
· Exemplary Achievement Gap Closing Schools are among their state’s highest performing schools in closing achievement gaps between a school’s student groups and all students.

MMS is one of 41 schools in the nation to be recognized as an Exemplary Achievement Gap Closing School and the only school in Minnesota. This recognition shows that we are doing what is best for ALL kids. As principal of MMS, I truly believe our level of success is because of our amazing teachers and all of our wonderful support staff. In addition, the effort from our students and parents also plays a huge role in achieving this level of success. As Todd Whitaker says, “It’s people, not programs, that have the greatest impact on student learning.” For addition information regarding this award and to view our application showing some of the great things we do on a daily basis please click on the link provided: https://nationalblueribbonschools.ed.gov/awardwinners/winning/asset/2019/school_application/19mn109pu_montevideo_middle_school_finalapplication.pdf