Midway Elementary named National Blue Ribbon School

Congratulations to students and staff at Chapel Hill Elementary in Gladstone

A local school has been honored with a national award. The school will be recognized by United States Secretary of Education, John King, in early November. Miles Elementary is one among 279 public and 50 private schools receiving this honor.

The schools "either achieve very high learning standards or are making notable improvements in closing the achievement gap", according to a news release from the state Department of Public Instruction.

West Elementary School, Vestavia Hills City School System. The school will receive an engraved plaque and a flag which will indicate its status as a National Blue Ribbon School.

Here are the other four Louisiana Blue Ribbon Winners: Avoyelles Public Charter School in Mansura; Anacoco High School in Anacoco; Sixth Ward Middle School in Thibodaux; and North DeSoto High School in Stonewall. "Their ability to either steadily improve student achievement over subsequent years or consistently remain one of the top performing schools in the state is a commendable achievement worthy of this distinguished honor".

"When I started researching, when I heard that Ms. Walsh had claimed that she had won the national Blue Ribbon Award, we started looking into it".




The Pylesville school was previously named a Maryland Blue Ribbon School in December.

Schools were selected based on performance on state assessments or nationally normed tests.

"Our students tackle issues large and small that make our school, our community, and our world better".

"The support of the GCPS Board of Education and the buy-in of our families and our larger community is what helps us be able innovate in the classroom and help transform students' lives in order to earn awards like this", Bray said. "The faculty and teaching staff are hard working, dedicated, and hyper-focused on meeting the needs of every student".

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