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November 12, 2005
On Friday, November 11, 2005, New Horizon School Pasadena was honored as a National Blue Ribbon School in a special ceremony conducted by the United States Department of Education in Washington, D.C. New Horizon Pasadena was among 295 other private and public schools recognized in this annual ceremony to celebrate excellence in schools around the country.
“To our knowledge, we are the first Islamic school to receive this award, and it is our hope that other Islamic schools will also receive such recognition for their accomplishments in the field of education,” said Amira Al-Sarraf, Interim School Head.
Established in 1984, New Horizon School has earned this award through its years of dedication to excellence in its academic program. The Blue Ribbon award requires that the students’ scores in reading and math are in the top 10% in the nation and that the school pass through an evaluation of its overall academic program. New Horizon Pasadena met this criteria and is now distinguished as a Blue Ribbon School.