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Blue Ribbon

St. John Paul II Catholic in Houston, Texas is a three time National Blue Ribbon Award school.

On October 1, 2018, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos recognized 349 schools with the 2018 National Blue Ribbon Award. This award honors schools for high student achievement and significant progress in closing the achievement gap. StJPII was previously honored with the National Blue Ribbon Award in 1997 and 2008, thus establishing its prominence in Texas education.


About the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program

The Blue Ribbon Schools Program honors public and private elementary, middle and high schools whose students achieve at very high levels or have made significant progress and helped close gaps in achievement, especially among disadvantaged and minority students. The program is part of a larger Department of Education effort to identify and disseminate knowledge about best school leadership and teaching practices.

National Blue Ribbon Schools are on education’s cutting edge, pioneering innovative educational practices in the classroom and beyond. The coveted award affirms the hard work of educators, families and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students master challenging and engaging content. 

The Blue Ribbon Schools Program sets a standard of excellence for all schools striving for the highest level of achievement. Each year since 1982, the U.S. Department of Education has sought out schools where students attain and maintain high academic goals, including those that beat the odds. To be named a Blue Ribbon School is to join an elite group


Congratulations StJPII Video from Special Guests