St. Jude School in Monroe is among the Connecticut schools has been recognized as a National Blue Ribbon Schools.
The U.S. Education Department has come out with it's 2013 National Blue Ribbon Schools. Staples High School in Westport and Weston High School also achieved the status.
Monroe’s St. Jude was chosen for the program which recognizes public and private elementary, middle, and high schools where students perform at very high levels or where significant improvements are being made in students' academic achievement.
State Representative DebraLee Hovey says being named a Blue Ribbon School is a great achievement and means students will have a bright future because they were diligently prepared.