October 1, 2013 > Castro Valley Elementary School receives national recognition
Castro Valley Elementary School receives national recognition
Submitted By Allison Bormel
U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell (CA-15) congratulated Jensen Ranch Elementary School in Castro Valley for being named a 2013 National Blue Ribbon School by the Department of Education. Just 15 schools in California received this award.
[EditorÕs note: Joshua Chadbourne Elementary School of Fremont also received this honor]
ÒI applaud the faculty, staff and students at Jensen Ranch Elementary School in Castro Valley on this well-deserved national honor,Ó said Rep. Swalwell. ÒSchools like Jensen Ranch provide an exemplary education to our children and spark a love of learning that will stay with them throughout their lives. This award is a reflection of the hardworking teachers and staff at Jensen Ranch and our communityÕs commitment to a stellar education system.Ó
ÒThe entire Jensen Ranch community is so very proud to be recognized as a 2013 National Blue Ribbon School,Ó said Melodie Stibich, Principal of Jensen Ranch Elementary. ÒI personally feel extremely fortunate to be part of the Jensen Ranch family and Castro Valley Unified School District.Ê It truly is an exceptional place to work, learn, and grow.Ê Our parents and staff are completely dedicated to see our students reach their highest potential and we strive to create well-rounded, high-achieving students.Ê It is the driving force behind everything we do, and it is exciting to see our efforts acknowledged!ÓÊ
Founded in 1982, the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program 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. This year, 286 schools nationwide were named 2013 Blue Ribbon Schools.
Two representatives from Jensen Ranch are invited to Washington, DC for the November 18 and 19 Recognition Ceremony, where the school will receive a National Blue Ribbon Schools plaque and a flag to fly over the school to signify its status.