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Abington High is named ‘Blue Ribbon School’

Abington High School will celebrate its designation as a Blue Ribbon School on Friday, April 12, with a visit from local legislators and the state’s education commissioner.

The school was one of 349 recognized nationwide by the US Department of Education for 2018, and only one of three in Massachusetts receiving the honor. Minuteman Regional High School in Lexington and Swampscott High School also were named Blue Ribbon Schools for 2018.

“This award validates the long hours of hard and important work performed at Abington High School,” Superintendent Peter Schafer said in a statement. “It also has significant meaning to all of the dedicated professionals across the system.

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“Most of all, I am happy for and proud of the students we serve. Abington is clearly providing them the best possible environment for learning and preparation for the challenges of life after high school and as successful individuals in our society,” Schafer said.

Abington High School has about 450 students in grades 9 through 12. The new high school, along with a middle school and a pre-kindergarten, opened in a 235,370-square-foot complex in 2017.


Johanna Seltz can be reached at seltzjohanna@gmail.com.