Ms. Gemo recently stood before a mass of students, families and faculty to announce that St. Benedict Prep has been chosen by the Department of Education 2019 National Blue Ribbon School. She thanked students, teachers and parents for all they do to help the school earn this great recognition.
Of 132,000 K-12 schools in the U.S., 362 were chosen as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2019. Only 50 non-public schools across the nation, including St. Benedict Prep, were honored as Exemplary High Performing Schools.
The recognition was based on academic test scores. St. Benedict students consistently exceed national benchmarks on ACT Aspire Tests (in all categories, in all grades 3-8). Our students in 2019 also met or exceeded the Archdiocese of Chicago schools average in all areas at all grade levels.
Ms. Gemo topped off the announcement leading all in the Prayer of St. Benedict.
Congratulations, everyone, for your part toward this special recognition.