DARIEN, Conn. Hindley Elementary School in Darien has been named a 2012 National Blue Ribbon School by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. Hindley is one of 269 schools across the country to earn the distinction.
The National Blue Ribbon School award is given out to public and private elementary, middle and high schools for their overall academic achievement or for making progress in improving student academic achievement levels. Hindley won in the Exemplary High Performing category, in which schools are recognized among the states highest performing schools, as measured by standardized tests.
Hindley and the other winning schools will be recognized at a November ceremony in Washington D.C. Since 1982, the U.S. Department of Education has bestowed the National Blue Ribbon School award to nearly 7,000 schools.
Click here to see the full list of 2012 National Blue Ribbon Schools.
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