The U.S. Department of Education announced Oct. 4 that both the International Academy and the Montessori Vanguard at George Bannerman Dealey were named Blue Ribbon Schools.
Dealey principal Beverly Lusk said in a press release staff was thrilled that both of their schools received the Blue Ribbon award.
“Here at Dealey we have high standards for learning and this award is a testament to all the hard work and dedication from our staff, students, and parents,” Lusk said. “It is such an honor to receive this recognition. It’s a very exciting time for Dealey.”
Blue Ribbon schools are chosen based on state or national assessment tests. Each one has an economically disadvantaged population of at least 20 percent.