Schools Earn Blue Ribbon
Four elementary schools in South Dakota are part of 286 public and private schools to receive the 2013 Blue Ribbon School award from the U.S. Department of Education.
Harvey Dunn Elementary in Sioux Falls, Gertie Belle Rogers Elementary in Mitchell, St. Joseph School in Pierre and Faulkton Elementary in Faulkton all received the honor of being a 2013 Blue Ribbon School earlier this week.
The program recognizes schools in one of two performance categories. The first category is ‘Exemplary High Performing,’ in which schools are recognized as one of the highest performing schools. The second category is ‘Exemplary Improving.’ This is for the schools that have students demonstrate progress in improving student achievement levels through state or national testing.
The Department of Education will honor all the schools in a ceremony on November 18 and 19 in Washington D.C.