By: Contributed Report | Twitter: @DinwiddieMonitr
Posted: Oct 5, 2017 | 12:00 p.m.
DINWIDDIE – Midway Elementary is among the seven Virginia schools named by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos as a 2017 National Blue Ribbon School.
The Blue Ribbon Schools Program honors public and private K-12 schools that are either academically superior or that demonstrate dramatic gains in student achievement.
The National Blue Ribbon Schools are selected based on one of two criteria: performance on state assessments, or in the case of private schools, performance on national standardized tests and high school graduation rates; or performance in closing achievement gaps between a school’s subgroups and all students over the past five years while increasing graduation rates for each subgroup.
The school will celebrate this recognition with the students, staff, and community during an assembly on Friday, September 29, 2017, at 2:00 PM in the gymnasium.
The U.S. Department of Education will honor all of the nation’s 2017 National Blue Ribbon Schools during a conference and awards ceremony November 6 and 7 in Washington, D.C.
More information about the National Blue Ribbon Schools program can be found at http://www.ed.gov/nationalblueribbonschools.