Carroll, Iowa -- Carroll High School students, faculty and staff celebrated being named a “Blue Ribbon School” Wednesday morning. An assembly was held in the gym where students were informed on what they did to earn the award. Tammie McKenzie, Assistant Principal says the data used was from the 2010-2011 school year. She talked about what the data showed.
93% of students attend class daily, 80% participate in activities, 60% are on the honor roll, 94% graduated during the previous school year, 80% of 2011 graduates attended post-secondary education, 91% took ACT’s with a composite score of 22.4, 71.2% had a 20 or higher, 15% are in national honor society. Superintendent Rob Cordes says Carroll ranks high on a national level.
He says it’s because of the hard work of the students, teachers and parents. Principal Steve Haluska explained what earned the high school the award.
Only 7,110 schools have earned this honor since it began in 1982. The application took 60 hours to complete. Former Carroll graduate Scott Siepker who is known as Iowa Nice Guy attended the ceremony today. You can find his video’s on YouTube.
Full Audio from Assembly