Rep. Ives Recognizes Two Local Elementary Schools for National Designation as “Blue Ribbon Schools”

This week State Representative Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton) recognized two elementary schools in Wheaton-Warrenville’s Community Unit District 200 for their recent designation as a “National Blue Ribbon School” by the U.S. Department of Education.

The two Wheaton schools are among 335 schools nationwide to receive the distinction.
According to Ives, Longfellow and Emerson Elementary Schools received the honor and were recognized in the category of “Exemplary High Performing Schools,” based on student performance on state and national assessments. “The Blue Ribbon School process takes two years, and Longfellow and Emerson received very high marks in their reviews,” said Ives. “The award is a testament to the hard-working students, dedicated staff, and involved parents at both schools.”