MONROE, Conn. -- Mausk High School in Monroe was named by the U.S. Department of Education as a 2015 National Blue Ribbon School.
“All students deserve access to a great education that prepares them for success in college and career," said Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. "These four schools are receiving that recognition for their efforts to engage students and set them on the path to a bright future.
"We have worked tirelessly to improve outcomes for students and deliver support to schools that need it most. We offer our congratulations to the teachers, parents and students from these schools on their success and this distinctive national recognition."
The program awards schools for high academic performance or achievement gap closure among subgroups. Masuk High School received honors in the Exemplary High Performing Schools category for high rates of student achievement and graduation.
In addition to Monroe's Mausk High, schools in New Haven, Storrs and Wolcott were also honored.
“We are thrilled to celebrate and honor four schools in our state that are transforming futures for students by a delivering top-quality education in the classroom,” said State Education Commissioner Dianna R. Wentzell. "Successful schools are the result of strong collaboration among educators, parents and community partners.
"Congratulations to the teams of people who have come together to deliver the promise of a great education to students in these schools and congratulations to the students on your hard work. We are also grateful to Governor Malloy and the General Assembly for their commitment to building bright futures for Connecticut students."