Student Life

Blue Ribbon News


Dear Saint Jude Family,


The U.S. Department of Education today recognized 353 schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2023. The National Blue Ribbon School award affirms and validates the hard work of students, educators, families, and communities in striving for – and attaining – exemplary achievement.


“The honorees for our 2023 National Blue Ribbon Schools Award have set a national example for what it means to Raise the Bar in Education,” said U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona. “The leaders, educators, and staff at our National Blue Ribbon Schools continually inspire me with their dedication to fostering academic excellence and building positive school cultures ... we take tremendous pride in the achievements of these schools and their commitment to empowering educators, serving students, and engaging families.”


Secretary Cardona goes on to say “National Blue Ribbon Schools serve as models of effective and innovative school practices. Families, communities, and educators work together toward common goals.”


Today, Saint Jude the Apostle Catholic School was named a 2023 National Blue Ribbon School as an Exemplary High-Performing School!


Exemplary High-Performing Schools are among the top 15% of the nation measured by nationally normed tests. Not only test scores drive this recognition. School culture and philosophy, rigorous curriculum, instructional practices, professional development, leadership structures, and parent and community involvement are paramount to this achievement.


This is our third award … quite an accomplishment!  


Patty Childs


Saint Jude the Apostle Catholic School