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Lamar CISD’s Jackson Elementary Selected as 2018 National Blue Ribbon School

Oct 02, 2018 | Community Relations

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Lamar Consolidated Independent School District’s Jackson Elementary was selected as a 2018 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education. Jackson Elementary is one of only 349 schools across the nation and 24 schools in Texas to be recognized with this honor in 2018.

The coveted National Blue Ribbon Schools award affirms the hard work of educators, families and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students master challenging and engaging content.

Founded in 1982, U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon Schools program recognizes public and private elementary, middle and high schools where students perform at very high levels or where exemplary progress has been made toward closing achievement gaps among sub-populations while maintaining high achievement levels among all students. Jackson’s selection is based on its exemplary progress on closing the achievement gap.

On November 7-8, 2018, the Secretary and the Department of Education will celebrate Jackson Elementary and other public and private school honorees at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. Click here for more information on the National Blue Ribbon Schools program.

Photo: Jackson Elementary Principal Deana Gonzales and Assistant Principal Tracy Mills