REaCH Recognized As National Blue Ribbon School

REaCH Named National Blue Ribbon School By US Secretary of Education
Posted on 09/24/2013


Congratulations to Rutherford Early College High School! 

Earlier today, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced the list of 2013 National Blue Ribbon Schools. REaCH is one of only 286 public and private schools across the nation to receive that prestigious honor. Within North Carolina, REaCH is one of only six schools recognized as 2013 National Blue Ribbon award winners. The National Blue Ribbon Schools award honors public and private elementary, middle, and high schools where students perform at very high levels or where significant improvements are being made in students’ levels of achievement. 

Schools are recognized in one of two performance categories. REaCH was recognized in the first of those categories, “Exemplary High Performing,” in which schools are recognized among their state’s highest performing schools, as measured by state assessments or nationally-normed tests. The U.S. Department of Education will honor the 2013 National Blue Ribbon Schools at a special recognition ceremony on November 18-19, 2013, in Washington, D.C. A complete list of the 2013 National Blue Ribbon Schools is available online through the U.S. Department of Education at
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