William Hopkins Junior High is one of two Fremont schools to capture the prestigious National Blue Ribbon Schools Award, said James Morris, Fremont’s superintendent of schools.
The U.S. Department of Education awarded the honor to Hopkins and J. Haley Durham Elementary School. The awards — given to schools whose students perform at very high levels or where significant improvements are made in academic achievement — are expected to be formally announced on Monday.
Only 24 schools were given the award statewide, and Fremont Unified has two of them, school board member Lily Mei said. “We are so proud,” she said.