Four Bay Area schools win Blue Ribbon awards

September 15, 2011 10:58:15 AM PDT
Congratulations are in order to four Bay Area schools -- the government named them national Blue Ribbon schools.

There were 304 winners this year. The four local schools honored are James Leitch Elementary in Fremont, Peralta Elementary in Oakland, Ruskin Elementary in San Jose and Ulloa Elementary in San Francisco.

The Blue Ribbon award recognizes public and private schools for academic achievement while serving an economically disadvantaged student population.