U.S. Secretary of Education Lamar Alexander has named 222 public and private secondary schools as 1990-91 Blue Ribbon Schools. Nominated schools were evaluated on factors such as: demonstrating a high quality of leadership; providing an environment that promotes teacher growth and recognition; using up-to-date and rigorous core curriculum and instruction; maintaining a safe, orderly, and drug-free climate; encouraging strong parent and community support; and documenting evidence of success.
Each blue-ribbon school will receive a specially designed flag to be flown over the school and a plaque commemorating the achievement.
The winning schools, their locations, and the school principals are listed below by state:
Alabama. W.P. Davidson High School, Mobile, Lewis Copeland; Muscle Shoals High School, Muscle Shoals, Harry D. Smith; Vestavia Hills High School, Vestavia Hills, Michael S. Gross. Alaska. East Anchorage High School, Anchorage, Rita J. Holthouse. Arizona. Desert Sky Middle School, Glendale, Janet K. Altersitz; Xavier College Preparatory School, Phoenix, Joan Fitzgerald, B.V.M.; Flowing Wells High School, Tucson, Nicholas I. Clement. Arkansas. Arkadelphia High School, Arkadelphia, Herman L. Thomas. Bureau of Indian Affairs. Sky City Community School, Acoma, N.M., Lesardo Garcia.
California. Fairmont Private Junior High School, Anaheim, David R. Jackson; Fruitvale Junior High School, Bakersfield, John Hefner; Whitney High School, Cerritos, Pauline Ferris; Carmenita Junior High School, Cerritos, Linda A. Caillet; Edison-Computech 7/8 School, Fresno, Claudia Andresen; Lakeside Middle Shcool, Irvine, Don Erger; The Bishop's School, La Jolla, Michael W. Teitelman; La Mesa Middle School, La Mesa, Candace B. Toft; Notre Dame Academy, Los Angeles, Gina Marie, S.N.D.; Los Gatos High School, Los Gatos, Ted Simonson; Manhattan Beach Intermediate School, Manhattan Beach, Billie Jean Knight; The York School, Monterey, Richard D. Enemark; Saint Francis High School, Mountain View, James S. Bowler; Bishop O'Dowd High School, Oakland, Joseph Mitrano, C.S.B.; Holy Names High School, Oakland, Kathryn Ondreyco, S.N.J.M.; The Thacher School, Ojai, Willard G. Wyman; Miramonte High School, Orinda, Robert W. Gilbert; Poway High School, Poway, Fred Van Leuven; Twin Peaks Middle School, Poway, Carolyn M. Everett; Black Mountain Middle School, San Diego, M. Jo Bechtold; San Lorenzo High School, San Lorenzo, Jerome T. Glenn; San Mateo High School, San Mateo, Gary Peter Poulos; Montgomery High School, Santa Rosa, Gary H. Miles; Earl Warren Junior High School, Solana Beach, Terry King; Anacapa Middle School, Ventura, Charlotte McElroy; Rancho Buena Vista High School, Vista, Alan Johnson.
Colorado. Smoky Hill High School, Aurora, Mary G. Jarvis; Rampart High School, Colorado Springs, Dale Gasser; Lutheran High School, Denver, Kenneth Palmreuter; Heritage High School, Littleton, Nancy L. Harwood. Connecticut. Granby Memorial Middle School, Granby, Stanley Pestka; Silas Deane Middle School, Wethersfield, Kenneth S. Edwards; Alcott Middle School, Robert F. Gerace, Wolcott. Department of Defense Dependents Schools. Hahn American High School, Germany, Dennis R. McGuane.
District of Columbia. Benjamin Banneker High School, Washington, Linette M. Adams; Lemon G. Hine Junior High School, Washington, Princess D. Whitfield. Florida. Loggers' Run Community Middle School, Boca Raton, Juanita Lampi; Bonita Springs Middle School, Bonita Springs, William C. Lane Jr.; Caloosa Middle School, Cape Coral, Mary D. Santini; Coral Springs Middle School, Coral Springs, Frances Vandiver; Mainland High School, Daytona Beach, Michael A. Osborne; Fort Myers Middle School, Fort Myers, Judi E. Hughes; C.H. Price Middle School, Interlachen, Howard L. Alred; Melbourne Central Catholic High School, Melbourne, William Weaver; Gulliver Preparatory School, Miami, James A. Williams; H.B. Plant High School, Tampa, James P. Hamilton. Georgia. Otwell Middle School, Cumming, Judy Thornton; Duluth High School, Duluth, Ted R. Neuman; Trickum Middle School, Lilburn, John Campbell; Mount De Sales Academy, Macon, Mary Rosina Bayliss, R.S.M.; Thomson High School, Thomson, Robert L. Smith; Warner Robins High School, Warner Robins, Tony Hinnant.
Hawaii. Kalaheo High School, Kailua, William Tam Jr. Illinois. Madonna High School, Chicago, Carol Marie Schommer, O.S.F.; Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School, Chicago, Corinne Raven, R.S.M.; Maine Township High School West, Des Plaines, James L. Coburn; Deer Path Junior High School, Lake Forest, Gary C. Kreischer; Libertyville Community High School, Libertyville, Walter C. Hornberger; Highland Upper Grade Center School, Libertyville, Paul Kremkau; Amos Alonzo Stagg High School, Palos Hills, James M. Naylor; Adlai E. Stevenson High School, Prairie View, Richard P. DuFour; Boylan Central Catholic High School, Rockford, M. Anthony Marelli, O.P.; Niles North High School, Skokie, Thomas D. Giles; Niles West HIgh School, Skokie, Donald G. Ring; Wilmette Junior High School, Wilmette, William C. Melsheimer; New Trier Township High School, Winnetka, Dianna M. Lindsay. Indiana. Boston Middle School, LaPorte, James W. Pantos; John J. Young Junior High School, Mishawaka, Thomas M. Meyer.
Iowa. George Washington High School, Cedar Rapids, Ralph Plagman; Harding Middle School, Cedar Rapids, Sandra Ledford; Grinnell Community Middle School, Grinnell, Michael J. Fitzgerald. Kansas. Olathe South High School, Olathe, Patricia A. All; Blue Valley North High School, Overland Park, L. Rudolf Papenfuhs. Kentucky. Danville High School, Danville, Robert E. Rowland; Mahaffey Middle School, Fort Campbell, W.L. Burnett Jr.; DuPont Manual-Magnet High School, Louisville, Joseph S. Liedtke; Trinity High School, Louisville, Peter Flaig.
Louisiana. Episcopal High School, Baton Rouge, Paul B. Hancock; Saint Joseph's Academy, Baton Rouge, Judith Brun; Archbishop Chapelle High School, Metairie, Beth M. Johnson; McMain Magnet Secondary School, New Orleans, Donalyn Hassenboehler; Ursuline Academy, New Orleans, Carolyn Marie Brockland, O.S.U.; Xavier University Preparatory School, New Orleans, Merle T. Harris. Maine. Kennebunk High School, Kennebunk, David M. McConnell; Old Orchard Beach High School, Old Orchard Beach, Jay B. Bartner; Presque Isle High School, Presque Isle, Aaron N. Nelson. Maryland. Baltimore School for the Arts, Baltimore, David Simon; Westland Intermediate School, Bethesda, Sarah Pinkney-Murkey; Governor Thomas Johnson High School, Frederick, Michael N. Riley; Eleanor Roosevelt High School, Greenbelt, Gerald L. Boarman; Havre de Grace High School, Havre de Grace, Jon M. Andes; DeMatha Catholic High School, Hyattsville, John L. Moylan; Perryville Middle School, Perryville, David D. Rudolph; Winston Churchill High School, Potomac, Diane Ippolito; Richard Montgomery High Shcool, Rockville, Thomas E. Quelet.
Massachusetts. Marshall Simonds Middle School, Burlington, Richard J. Connors; The Williston Northampton School, Easthampton, Dennis H. Grubbs; Mansfield High School, Mansfield, Edward A. Rosa; Broad Meadows Middle School, Quincy, Thomas M. Hall; Coyle and Cassidy High School, Taunton, Michael J. Donly. Michigan. East Hills Middle School, Bloomfield Hills, Donald M. Hillman; Cass Technical High School, Detroit, David L. Snead; Southfield-Lathrup Senior High School, Lathrup Village, James I. Smyth; Newaygo High School, Newaygo, Edward T. Grodus; Pinckney Middle School, Pinckney, David Smoker; Southfield Christian School, Southfield, Douglas H. Olsen; Traverse City Area Junior High School, Traverse City, G.F. Bourdo; Orchard Lake Middle School, West Bloomfield, Esther Peterson. Minnesota. Apple Valley High School, Apple Valley, James F. Boesen; Valley Middle School, Apple Valley, Larry Larson; Dassel-Cokato Senior High School, Cokato, Paul S. Thomas; Wayzata Senior High School, Plymouth, Robert E. Endersbe.
Mississippi. Pearl High School, Pearl, John M. Curlee 3rd. Missouri. Wydown Middle Shcool, Clayton, Jere I. Hochman; Genesis School, Kansas City, Mamie Isler; Washington Middle School, Maryville, Glenn E. Jonagan Jr.; Cor Jesu Academy, St. Louis, Sheila O'Neill, A.S.C.J.; Villa Duchesne School, St. Louis, Renee Allen; Westminster Christian Academy, St. Louis, James C. Marsh Jr.; Nerinx Hall High School, Webster Groves, Mary Schenkenberg. Nebraska. Gretna Junior-Senior High School, Gretna, Kevin M. Riley; Millard Central Middle Shcool, Omaha, Mick Fjell.
New Hampshire. Amherst Middle School, Amherst, Paul D. Collins. New Jersey. Richard M. Teitelman School, Cape May, Claude McAllister; East Brunswick High School, East Brunswick, Charles M. King; Fair Lawn High School, Fair Lawn, Elizabeth M. Panella; South Brunswick High School, Monmouth Junction, Richard A. Kaye. New York. Baldwin Senior High School, Baldwin, Ranier W. Melucci; Mount Saint Michael Academy, Bronx, Anthony M. Iazzetti, F.M.S.; Bronxville Public School, Bronxville, Alan J. Guma; Catherine McAuley High School, Brooklyn, Margaret Dempsey; Shenendehowa High School, Clifton Park, Edward A. Curran; Elmont Memorial High School, Elmont, Diane Scricca; North Shore High School, Glen Head, Elaine M. Boyrer; Jericho High School, Jericho, Mathew M. Mandery; Lynbrook High School, Lynbrook, Santo J. Barbarino; Longwood Middle School, Middle Island, Guy Mastrion; Xavier Middle School, New York City, Kenneth J. Boller, S.J.; Convent of the Sacred Heart School, New York City, Nancy Salisbury, R.S.C.J.; Pleasantville High School, Pleasantville, Donald A. Antonecchia; Skaneateles High School, Skaneateles, Edmund P. Backus; La Salle Institute, Troy, James Romond, F.S.C.; Clayton A. Bouton Junior-Senior High School, Voorheesville, O. Peter Griffin; Wantagh Middle School, Wantagh, Anthony DeNapoli; Mount Markham Middle School, West Winfield, Michael J. Marcelle.
North Carolina. Piedmont Open Middle School, Charlotte, Stephanie R. Counts; Piedmont Middle School, Monroe, Gwyn Griffin; West Rowan High School, Mount Ulla, Henry G. Kluttz; Richmond Senior High School, Rockingham, Ralph S. Robertson; John T. Hoggard High School, Wilmington, Hugh F. McManus 3rd. North Dakota. Beulah High School, Beulah, Gordon Baumgartner. Ohio. St. Joseph Academy, Cleveland, Judith Cauley; Beaumont School, Cleveland Heights, Margaret Ann Kelley, O.S.U.; Oakwood High School, Dayton, Ed Bowman; William Henry Harrison High School, Harrison, Carroll E. Roberts; Orange High School, Pepper Pike, Michael F. Sullivan; Revere High School, Richfield, Timothy B. Berkey; Regina High School, S. Euclid, Jacquelyn Gusdane, S.N.D.; Solon High School, Solon, E. James Kotora; Central Catholic High School, Toledo, Michael J. Smith.
Oklahoma. Ardmore High School, Ardmore, John E. Thompson. Oregon. Burns High School, Burns, Brian Metke. Pennsylvania. Gwynedd Mercy Academy, Gwynedd Valley, Sister Mary Alice, R.S.M.; Keith Valley Middle School, Horsham, Harrison D. Woodruff Jr.; North Penn High School, Lansdale, Juan R. Baughn; General Wayne Middle School, Malvern, Stephen Swymer; The Mercersburg Academy, Mercersburg, Walter H. Burgin Jr.; Arcola Intermediate School, Norristown, Andrew J. Case; Mt. Lebanon Senior High School, Pittsburgh, Joseph A. Mascetta; Mt. Lebanon Junior High School, Pittsburgh, John Wagner; J.R. Fugett Middle School, West Chester, Robert E. Shapley; Wyomissing Area Junior-Senior High School, Wyomissing, Peter T. Cellucci.
Puerto Rico. Jose Emilio Lugo Ponce De Leon High School, Adjuntas, Jose Anibal Altieri Rosado; Colegio Ponceno, Coto Laurel, Jose A. Basols, Sch.P. Rhode Island. Davisville Middle School, North Kingstown, E. Jane Kondon; La Salle Academy, Providence, Frederick Mueller, F.S.C.; St. Mary Academy-Bay View, Riverside, Maureen McElroy, R.S.M. South Carolina. Lexington Middle School, Lexington, Charles Gatch; Socastee High School, Myrtle Beach, Myra C. Bryan.
Tennessee. Girls Preparatory School, Chattanooga, Stanley R. Tucker; Dyersburg High School, Dyersburg, Billy D. Taylor; Science Hill High School, Johnson City, William Dan Russell; St. Mary's Episcopal School, Memphis, Anne G. Fisher; Saint Cecilia Academy, Nashville, Elizabeth Anne Allen, O.P. Texas. Canyon Vista Middle School, Austin, Don Dalton; Hill Country Middle School, Austin, Joe M. Bartlett; Monsignor Kelly High School, Beaumont, Mary Gagne; R.L. Turner High School, Carrollton, Sheila Maher; Bishop Lynch High School, Dallas, Edward E. Leyden; Jesuit College Preparatory School, Dallas, Geoffrey R. Dillon, S.J.; Arch H. McCulloch Middle School, Dallas, Cecil R. Floyd; Langham Creek High School, Houston, George Hopper; Arnold Junior High School, Houston, Phyllis Hamilton; Bleyl Junior High School, Houston, William C. Martin; E.A. Olle Middle School, Houston, Linda Sheehan; Thomas J. Stovall Junior High School, Houston, M. Jody Tyson; Strack Intermediate School, Klein, Gary Jones; Pine Tree Junior High School, Longview, Royce Shipp; Richardson Junior High School, Richardson, Don Skaggs; Northside Health Careers High School, San Antonio, John M. Boyers; Robert G. Cole Junior/Senior High School, San Antonio, Clinton E. Compton; Coke R. Stevenson Middle School, San Antonio, Linda Garcia. Vermont. Craftsbury Academy, Craftsbury Common, Richard A. Shanley; St. Johnsbury Academy, St. Johnsbury, Bernier L. Mayo.
Virginia. Syms Middle School, Hampton, Arnetta Washington. Washington. Holy Names Academy, Seattle, Mary E. Tracy, S.N.J.M.; Jemtegaard Middle School, Washougal, Clarice B. Schorzman. West Virginia. Clay County Junior High School, Clay, Larry Gillespie. Wisconsin. Nicolet High School, Glendale, Elliot Moeser; James Madison Memorial High School, Madison, Carolyn L. Taylor; Oconomowoc High School, Oconomowoc, Gerald L. Walseth; Horace Mann Middle School, Sheboygan, Warren W. Brewer. Wyoming. Pinedale Middle School, Pinedale, Kyle B. Walker.