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Diman earns "Best High Schools" award from US News & World Report

Presenting the award September 9, 2020

Dear Diman Family,

As we continue to prepare our students, families and staff for a new school year, I would like to briefly pause and reflect on last school year. Our minds and energy are laser-focused on providing what this community has come to expect from Diman, a world-class education for students. However, hard work must be recognized. The Diman Difference, the difference when you send your child to Diman or when you choose to be an educator here, must be acknowledged.

In the midst of crisis, a global pandemic, Diman has been badged and awarded, for the 2020 school year, by the US News and World Report, as one of the best high schools in the nation.

This historic, record-setting news is a testament to the fortitude and focus of students, teachers, school and District leaders, support staff and every member of Diman Regional.  We are fortunate to have the support and visionary leadership of our School Board members and Chairperson Paul Jennings. This award is a direct reflection of the work ethic of a group of talented professionals who I consider the best instructional staff in the nation – our teachers. They believe in the ability, potential, and learning capacity of every student.

Today is a great day to celebrate in Greater Fall River. Alumni should be proud of the house they built and the foundation they have set. Students and families should be proud of their hard work. The perseverance and determination to meet our high standard from our students and parents, made achieving this award possible. Parents should unequivocally recognize what separates Diman from any other school and the difference in Diman’s education. Finally, this community should realize the necessity and urgency for our school to grow and educate more students. Each year we average nearly 700 applications for 375 seats. This justifies it. Now is the time for everyone to recognize the generational impact Diman has for families in this community and to support our school through the MSBA new building project.

This award, deeming Diman as one of the best vocational high schools in the nation, justifies what our community has come to know. Diman is a special place that provides incredible opportunities. We will enjoy this honor today. However, we will not stop growing. We will not stop providing. We will continue to produce students that are life ready upon graduation. We will continue to supply the next generation of workforce for this community as well as students who are college ready. I am proud to serve this community.

I am proud to be your Assistant Superintendent-Principal. I am proud to be a Diman Bengal. Once a Diman Bengal, always a Diman Bengal. We are Diman Strong.


Andrew D. Rebello
Assistant Superintendent-Principal