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Jamaica named "Blue Ribbon School" by U.S. Department of Education

Students form a blue ribbon shape on athletic field.Jamaica Elementary School has been named a "2010 National Blue Ribbon School" by the U. S. Department of Education. A press release issued September 9 by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said that 304 U.S. schools were chosen for this honor. Only five of them were from Arizona. Secretary Duncan said, "Schools honored with the Blue Ribbon Schools award are committed to achievement and to ensuring that students learn and succeed. Their work reflects the conviction that every child has promise and must receive a quality education."

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In 2008, Jamaica Elementary was named an A+ school by the Arizona Educational Foundation.