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Council Rock, New Hope-Solebury schools earn National Blue Ribbon awards


Council Rock High School South and New Hope-Solebury Middle School have been named 2022 National Blue Ribbon Schools by the U.S. Department of Education.
The two schools are the only two in Bucks County to receive the prestigious honor this year, and two of only 10 in Pennsylvania and 297 in the United States. Council Rock South is one of only three Pennsylvania high schools to be honored.
Mother Teresa Regional Catholic School (King of Prussia) and Corpus Christi School (Lansdale) in neighboring Montgomery County also received the designation.
The department bases its selections on many factors, including graduation rates, college and career readiness, scores on state assessment tests and success in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups.

“A National Blue Ribbon flag gracing an entry or flying overhead is a widely recognized symbol of exemplary teaching and learning,” a U.S. Department of Education statement read.
“This is an extraordinary recognition,” Council Rock Superintendent Andy Sanko said. “The Blue Ribbon designation speaks to the efforts of the entire Council Rock community but more importantly, shows how highly valued our students are, in every school.”
New Hope-Solebury Superintendent Dr. Charles Lentz praised the efforts of everyone at the middle school but added the award is the result of a district wide commitment to excellence.
“We are especially proud of our middle school administration, faculty, staff and students on the achievement of this recognition,” he said. “It celebrates the hard work of our entire New Hope-Solebury District community from the earliest foundations established at our elementary schools to the addition of hard work at our secondary level. Everyone on our team has a part in this accomplishment.”

Council Rock High School South, New Hope-Solebury Middle School