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Lincoln Magnet School receives National Blue Ribbon Status

September 18, 2011

Today, Lincoln Magnet School received the National Blue Ribbon award for high performance from the United States Department of Education.

Only 304 schools in the United States were awarded Blue Ribbon awards this year, according to the Department of Education. Lincoln Magnet was one of 17 public and private schools statewide to receive the honor.

"America's long-term economic prosperity and civic engagement depends on our children receiving a world-class education," said U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. "National Blue Ribbon Schools are committed to accelerating student achievement and preparing students for success in college and careers. Their success is an example for others to follow."

Lincoln received the“high performance” National Blue Ribbon award for ranking among the top schools in the state based on standardized test results

“I am extremely proud of everyone at Lincoln Magnet,” said School Superintendent Dr. Walter Milton, Jr. “As a district with multiple Blue Ribbon schools, we definitely are proving we can compete with the best.”

Lincoln Magnet will be honored, along with the other 254 public and 49 private Blue Ribbon schools, at an awards ceremony this November in Washington, D.C.

Congratulations LMS staff, students (past and present), families and community partners. Your hard work and dedication continues to shine.