Ruppel Academy Nationally Recognized for Outstanding Academic Performance

Ruppel Academy for Advanced Studies in Gretna has been named a National ESEA Distinguished School for outstanding academic performance.

The Louisiana Department of Education selected Ruppel Academy to be recognized under the category for exceptional student performance.

“The work taking place at Ruppel Academy deserves this national spotlight,” said JPPSS Superintendent Dr. Cade Brumley. “The teachers, staff, and school leaders are dedicated to helping every child reach their potential.”

Ruppel Academy Principal Emily Miller said it all starts with the engaging environment created by her school family.

“Within such a strong culture, the faculty and staff can focus on the important work of ensuring that our students are successful,” said Miller. “At Ruppel we believe in challenging students with rigorous curriculum and varied instructional techniques, yet focusing on the needs of individual students. We are truly developing students who are well-rounded and ready to embrace the possibilities in high school and beyond.”

The National ESEA Distinguished Schools Program, formerly the National Title I Distinguished Schools Program, annually recognizes two schools in every state that have at least 35 percent poverty rate and that either demonstrate high academic achievement for two or more consecutive years or significantly close the achievement gap between specific student groups and their peers.

Ruppel Academy is invited to attend the National ESEA Distinguished Schools Conference in Kansas City, Mo., Jan. 30- Feb. 2, where the two Louisiana honorees will be honored among distinguished schools nationwide.