Blue Ribbon Schools announced
The U.S. Department of Education has announced its 2013 Blue Ribbon Schools, a distinguished group of 290 schools across the country that includes four from South Dakota:
• Faulkton Elementary
• Gertie Belle Rogers Elementary, Mitchell
• Harvey Dunn Elementary, Sioux Falls
• St. Joseph School, Pierre
Kudos to these four schools!
Blue Ribbon schools are selected for their overall academic excellence or their progress in improving student achievement. The National Blue Ribbon Schools award honors public and private elementary, middle, and high schools where students perform at very high levels or where significant improvements are being made in students’ levels of achievement.
A total of 420 eligible schools nationwide may be nominated, with allocations determined by the numbers of K-12 students and schools in each jurisdiction. The U.S. Secretary of Education invites nominated schools to submit an application for possible recognition as a National Blue Ribbon School.
U.S. Ed will honor all of this year’s National Blue Ribbon Schools at a recognition ceremony Nov. 18-19 in Washington, D.C.