Three N.M. schools receive nationwide award
Three New Mexico schools — located in El Prado, Hobbs and Sandia Park, near Albuquerque — have received National Blue Ribbon Schools designations from the U.S. Department of Education.
The schools are Anansi Charter School near Taos, East Mountain High School and Broadmoor Elementary School of Hobbs.
They were among 349 schools nationwide, based on their overall academic excellence or their progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. The announcement was made through a news release and video by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos.
With 375 students, East Mountain High School was one of the first charter schools established in New Mexico and bills itself as a college preparatory school that allows students to work with hands-on learning opportunities. Anansi is a lottery-fed charter school of 194 students located just north of Taos, and is known for its academic and social/emotional learning programs.
Broadmoor, with 382 students, is part of Hobbs Municipal Schools and is noted for its collaborations between educators as it works to serve students there.