Three Mississippi schools have been tabbed by the U.S. Department of Education and one of the three schools is in DeSoto County.
The three include Lewisburg Elementary School, named as an Exemplary High-Performing School. The others recognized were Caledonia High School and Laurel Magnet School of the Arts.
“The Mississippi Department of Education applauds these three schools for their outstanding achievements that have earned them this national recognition,” said Dr. Ray Morgigno, interim state superintendent of education. “We thank all educators, staff and community stakeholders whose hard work contributed to successful student outcomes.”
The National Blue Ribbon School award affirms and validates the hard work of students, educators, families, and communities in striving for – and attaining – exemplary achievement.
“The honorees for our 2023 National Blue Ribbon Schools Award have set a national example for what it means to Raise the Bar in education,” said U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona. “The leaders, educators, and staff at our National Blue Ribbon Schools continually inspire me with their dedication to fostering academic excellence and building positive school cultures that support students of all backgrounds to thrive academically, socially, and emotionally.”
Up to 420 schools across the nation may be nominated each year. The U.S. Department of Education invites nominations for the National Blue Ribbon Schools award from the top education official in all states, the District of Columbia, U.S. territories, the Department of Defense Education Activity, and the Bureau of Indian Education. Private schools are nominated by the Council for American Private Education.
An awards ceremony for the National Blue Ribbon Schools will be held in Washington, D.C. Nov. 16-17.
More information on Lewisburg Elementary School and its recognition is found on the National Blue Ribbon Schools website.