A local high school is among those that have been designated as National Blue Ribbon Schools. The U.S. Department of Education announced the 2015 National Blue Ribbon School winners Tuesday. They include Masuk High School in Monroe.
The award is presented to schools with high academic performance or greatest progress in achievement gap closure.
Masuk along with a Wolcott elementary school and Goodwin school in Storrs received the honors in the Exemplary High Performing Schools for high student achievement and graduation rates. Connecticut Education Commissioner Dianna Wentzell congratulated the winners on their strong collaboration among educators, parents and community partners in delivering the promise of a great education to students.