Lux Middle School — 2021 Blue Ribbon School
Lux Middle School has been honored as a 2021 Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education. Lux earned this distinction for its overall academic performance and its progress in closing achievement gaps. Lux is one of only 326 schools in the country to earn the honor this year. Lux was recently formally honored during a ceremony in Washington, D.C.
The U.S. Department of Education has named Lux Middle School a Blue Ribbon School for 2021. Lux learned about the honor recently after going through a rigorous application and review process. The Blue Ribbon program recognizes public and private elementary, middle and high schools. Honored schools are chosen based on their overall academic performance and their progress in closing achievement gaps. Lux was one of only 326 schools in the country to receive the honor this year. Lux becomes the eighth school within Lincoln Public Schools to earn the award since it began in 1982.
LPS Superintendent Steve Joel said this about the honor:
“As a Blue Ribbon School, Lux joins an elite group of schools in the country. They’re now one of a number of LPS schools that have won this award, which reflects the excellent teaching and learning that takes place across the district. It’s the hard work and dedication of Principal Dohmen, staff and students that has made this possible. All of LPS is incredibly proud of this honor they’ve so deservedly earned.”
Lux Principal Duane Dohmen had this to say about the award:
“It’s not only about our achievements in the classroom and with student scores. It’s also about the culture we’ve created here at Lux, a culture that not only promotes academic excellence but stresses positive relationships, diversity and making responsible choices.”
That the Lincoln Board of Education adopt the following resolution:
WHEREAS, Lux Middle School has been honored as a Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education; and
WHEREAS, Lux Middle School was one of only 326 schools in the country to earn this distinction in 2021; and
WHEREAS, Lux Middle School was chosen for this honor because of its overall academic performance and ability to close achievement gaps; and
WHEREAS, Lux Middle School is a Blue Ribbon School because of its dedication to every one of its students; and
WHEREAS, Lux Middle School earned this honor because of the hard work and commitment of its students.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Lincoln Board of Education
does hereby congratulate Lux Middle School for being named a 2021 Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education.
Updated December 2, 2021