Carlsbad Unified School District recently announced the recognition of Pacific Rim Elementary School as a 2017 National Blue Ribbon School (NBRS). Only 16 elementary schools in California received this honor in 2017, and Pacific Rim was the only school in San Diego County to be named in 2017. The U.S. Department of Education today recognized a total of 342 schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2017.

“National Blue Ribbon Schools are active demonstrations of preparing every child for a bright future,” said U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to the honorees. “You are visionaries, innovators, and leaders. You have much to teach us: some of you personalize student learning, others engage parents and communities in the work and life of your local schools and still others develop strong and forward-thinking leaders from among your teaching staff.”