We are so excited to share that Davis Drive Elementary was selected as a 2016 National Blue Ribbon School. We are so lucky to have such a wonderful staff, engaged student body and supportive families and community. The efforts of many individuals helped make this possible. According to the Department of Education,
"U.S. Secretary of Education John King has announced 329 schools as the 2016 National Blue Ribbon Schools. The award is based on a school’s overall academic excellence or marked progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. National Blue Ribbon Schools demonstrate that all students can achieve to high levels. In his video message, Secretary King praised the 2016 schools: “As a former social studies teacher and a school administrator, I understand the tough choices you have to make. It takes courage to do the right thing for children, even in the face of significant obstacles. All of you–students, teachers and administrators–deserve our highest praise. You are shining examples for your communities, your state, and the nation.”
The Department will honor 279 public and 50 private schools at a recognition ceremony on Nov. 7 – 8 in Washington, D.C. In its 34-year history, the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program has bestowed this coveted award on some 8,000 schools."
For a complete listing of schools receiving this award, visit the website of the Department of Education.
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