Gov. Quinn recognizes Blue Ribbon schools including Sandburg

ELMHURST – Governor Pat Quinn congratulated all 21 nationally recognized 2013 Blue Ribbon Schools in Illinois on Friday including Elmhurst's Sandburg Middle School.

The United States Department of Education selects public and private elementary, middle and high schools every year where students perform at very high levels or where significant improvements are being made in academic achievement.

Last month, United States Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced the 286 award-winning schools will be honored at a recognition ceremony Nov. 18 to 19 in Washington, D.C.