Croninger Elementary named 2022 National Blue Ribbon School

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Croninger Elementary School is one of 297 schools in the nation to be named a National Blue Ribbon School for 2022.

The recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups.

Representatives with FWCS released the following:

“I applaud all the honorees for the 2022 National Blue Ribbon Schools Award for creating vibrant, welcoming, and affirming school communities where students can learn, grow, reach their potential, and achieve their dreams,” said U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona. “As our country continues to recover from the pandemic, we know that our future will only be as strong as the education we provide to all of our children. Blue Ribbon Schools have gone above and beyond to keep students healthy and safe while meeting their academic, social, emotional, and mental health needs. These schools show what is possible to make an enduring, positive difference in students’ lives.”

With its 39th cohort, the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program has bestowed approximately 10,000 awards to more than 9,000 schools. 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.

National Blue Ribbon Schools serve as models of effective school practices for state and district educators and other schools throughout the nation. Croninger will celebrate the recognition with a Blue Ribbon cutting at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26, at the school, 6700 Trier Road. Students, staff and FWCS administrators will participate in the celebration.