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Georgia school recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School

This past September, the U.S. Department of Education announced that 305 academic institutions had been selected as 2011 National Blue Ribbon Schools. In Georgia, nine institutions were chosen, including Savannah Christian Preparatory School, which was recognized for its high Stanford Achievement Test (SAT-10) scores, the Savannah Morning News reported.

According to the Department of Education, the purpose of the Blue Ribbon Schools Program is to recognize student achievement at public and non-public institutions.

"National Blue Ribbon Schools are committed to accelerating student achievement and preparing students for success in college and careers," said U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. "Their success is an example for others to follow."

Savannah Christian’s lower school helped the institution earn its Blue Ribbon designation, as students achieved math scores on the Stanford Achievement Test that placed them in the nation’s top 15th percentile, the news source stated.

On November 29, U.S. Representative Jack Kingston was among those who helped Savannah celebrate its recognition and raise the 2011 National Blue Ribbon Flag, according to the news outlet.

In addition to measuring students' knowledge in mathematics, the Stanford Achievement Test also focuses on pupils' skills in the areas of reading, language and science.