The U.S. Department of Education announced Sept. 26 Arizona College Prep-Erie Campus has been named a U.S. Blue Ribbon School of Excellence.

The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program recognizes elementary, middle and high schools based on overall academic excellence or on progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups.

According to data from the Arizona Department of Education, the most recent recorded graduation rate at the Chandler school was 98.85%, with the majority of students testing at a proficient or highly proficient level on state standardized tests.