2015 Eagle CMYKMadison Meadows Middle School has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a National Blue Ribbon School for 2015 in the “Exemplary High Performing Schools” category. Schools receiving this award are among the state’s highest performing schools as measured by state assessments or national tests.

“The success we have seen at Madison Meadows underscores the leadership and teachers’ attention to individual student needs that have defined the Madison School District,” said Superintendent Dr. Quinn Kellis. “Madison Meadows, an International Baccalaureate school, exemplifies what is right with public schools today. Great schools contribute to great communities.”

Madison Meadows is one of four schools in Arizona recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School for 2015.

“Madison Meadows is honored to be recognized with the National Blue Ribbon Award. This is the culmination of the hard work and collaboration that takes place among teachers, staff, students and parents daily,” said Susan Doyle, principal of Madison Meadows Middle School. “When schools and families work together, great things happen for kids.”

In a video message to the awardees, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said, “This honor recognizes your students’ accomplishments and the hard work and dedication that went into their success. Your journey has taught you collaboration, intentional instruction, and strong relationships in school and with your community. You represent excellence—in vision, in implementation, and in results—and we want to learn as much as we can from you.”

The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program honors public and private elementary, middle, and high schools where students either achieve very high learning standards or are making notable improvements in closing the achievement gap.

More information about the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program is available here.