UPP named 2020 National Blue Ribbon School

UP Primary named 2020 National Blue Ribbon School
Posted on 09/24/2020

Today, University Place Primary School was recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School by the United States Department of Education. UPP is one of only four schools in the state of Washington, and 367 schools nationwide, to be selected. Congratulations to the students, staff and parents at UPP!

University Place Primary School is recognized as an Exemplary High Performing Schoolbecause they are among Washington State’s highest performing schools as measured by state assessments.

The coveted National Blue Ribbon School 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.

University Place Primary is an extraordinary place to learn because of a shared belief in the capacity of all students to learn and a common commitment to engaging in collective, research-based practices that ensure even our most vulnerable students achieve. UPP’s mission is one of both equity and excellence.  Every student receives the support, resources, and expert daily instruction necessary to achieve rigorous content objectives.  Expert teachers collaborate closely to deliver explicit, fully-guided core instructional experiences with the targeted support necessary for all learners to access critical learning.  At UPP, the potential and dignity of every child is honored.  Staff believes in the capacity of every student to accomplish extraordinary things.

The 2020 National Blue Ribbon Schools Awards Ceremony will be held virtually Nov. 12 and 13.  Congratulations Mustangs!

For more information about UPP and this award click here.

For more information about the specific criteria for the National Blue Ribbon Award click here.