Kimberly Lane Elementary has been named a 2022 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education! Kimberly Lane is one of only 297 schools nationwide and eight schools in the state to be recognized as a 2022 award winner.
Kimberly Lane is being awarded in the category of Exemplary High-Performing Schools for being among the state’s highest performing schools as measured by state assessments or nationally normed tests. The National Blue Ribbon School award affirms and validates the hard work of students, educators, families and communities in striving for – and attaining – exemplary achievement.
“I applaud all the honorees of the 2022 National Blue Ribbon Schools Award for creating vibrant, welcoming and affirming school communities where students can learn, grow, reach their potential and achieve their dreams,” said U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona.
"As our country continues to recover from the pandemic, we know that our future will only be as strong as the education we provide to all of our children. Blue Ribbon Schools have gone above and beyond to keep students healthy and safe while meeting their academic, social, emotional and mental health needs. These schools show what is possible to make an enduring, positive difference in students’ lives.”
This is the second time Kimberly Lane has been named a National Blue Ribbon School. The last time was in 2007. Wayzata Public Schools is proud to have 12 schools that have been recognized with this prestigious award.
Kari Wehrmann, principal of Kimberly Lane, will accept the National Blue Ribbon School award on November 3, 2022, in Washington, D.C.