Blue Ribbon School

National Blue Ribbon Award


We have been recognized for ourpic

  • Student’s academic achievement
  • School programming
  • Mission outreach
  • Curriculum initiatives

We thank God for His abundant blessings. . .

  • A Blue Ribbon Staff
  • Blue Ribbon Students
  • Blue Ribbon Parents

St. Peter Lutheran School was one of 50 parochial/private schools in the receive the award in 2013 from the U.S. Department of Education.  Principal Bruce Rudi and Assistant Principal Julie Klopke accepted the award at a special reception ceremony in Washington D.C.

"St Peter Lutheran School was recognized in areas of leadership, education, community, and support.  With these accomplishments comes the development of a new generation of bright and talented individuals.  I applaud your commitment to these areas of triumph and look forward to your continued success."                            -Richard J. Durbin, United States Senator

"The quality of educational excellence to achieve this honor is certainly a rare and  outstanding measure of what happens day-to-day in your school.  While over 800 Lutheran elementary schools serve nearly 100,000 children and families in the United States, only three Lutheran elementary schools have risen to the level of distinction that St. Peter's has obtained.  We give God glory for the hard work, fine administration, and awesome students who love learning and who love Jesus that lead to this honor."                                   -President, Rev. Dan Gilbert, Northern Illinois District
                               -Missions Facilitator for Schools, Mike Zimmer, Northern Illinois District

"As a recipient of this prestigious award, your school has the distinct honor of being one of just 21 schools in Illinois recognized for exceptional accomplishments.  You should be very proud of the academic success that you have achieved.....You demonstrated a commitment to leadership, scholarship, and service to the community, and I am very proud to have St. Peter Lutheran School in the State of Illinois.  Your school is an example to others across our state of what can be achieved through dedication and hard work."   
                                                                                                        -Pat Quinn, Illinois Governor

"This award is a testament to the hard work of the creative and engaging teachers, dedicated administrators, involved parents, and enthusiastic students that help make St. Peter Lutheran such a successful school......St. Peter Lutheran School has helped make the community stronger, smarter, more vibrant, and more prosperous place, and it is my privilege to congratulate you."
                                                                                         -Jan Schakowski, Member of Congress

img 1img 2img 3img 4img 5Mr. Rudi and Mrs. Klopke with BR AwardBlue Ribbon bannerBlue Ribbon students and staff