Two Hudson Valley schools joined the list of 360 other schools nationwide for the honor.

The U.S. Department of Education recently revealed the list of 2019 National Blue Ribbon Schools. This program recognizes public and private elementary, middle, and high schools. It also includes traditional, charter, magnet schools, parochial and independent schools in 46 States, the District of Colombia and Department of Defense Education Activity schools in Alabama at Maxwell Air Force Base, Italy and the Netherlands.

The awards were given based on overall academic excellence or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. A total of 362 schools across the U.S. made the list. 312 public schools and 50 private schools were honored this year.

Within the Hudson Valley, two schools were honored with the title of being a Blue Ribbon School. Cornwall Central High School in New Windsor and Yorktown High School in Yorktown Heights. Cornwall was awarded the title under the Exemplary High Performing High Schools category. Cornwall Central High School has 1118 students. Yorktown High School was also nominated under the same category, of Exemplary High Performing High Schools. The school has 1131 students.

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