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Aviara Oaks Elementary Recognized as a 2019 National Blue Ribbon School
Posted 9/26/19

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today recognized Aviara Oaks Elementary School as one of 362 National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2019. The recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. 


“We recognize and honor your important work in preparing students for successful careers and meaningful lives,” said U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos in a video message to the honorees. “As a National Blue Ribbon School, your school demonstrates what is possible when committed educators hold all students and staff to high standards and create vibrant, innovative cultures of teaching and learning.”


The coveted National Blue Ribbon Schools award affirms the hard work of educators, families and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students master challenging and engaging content. In 2019, only 30 schools in California received this recognition.


“We could not be more proud of the staff, students, and the families of AOE for working hard and doing their best each and every day,” said Carlsbad Unified School District Assistant Superintendent Dr. Rob Nye. “This recognition as one of the highest performing schools in the nation is well deserved.”


Now in its 37th year, the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program has bestowed recognition on more than 9,000 schools. On November 14 and 15, the Secretary and the Department of Education will celebrate with 312 public and 50 non-public school honorees at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C.


Up to 420 schools may be nominated each year. The Department invites National Blue Ribbon School nominations from the top education official in all states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, the Department of Defense Education Activity, and the Bureau of Indian Education. Private schools are nominated by The Council for American Private Education (CAPE).



Contact: Rob Nye, Assistant Superintendent, Instructional Services       760-331-5000