Atlanta Elementary awarded Blue Ribbon designation
ATLANTA, Mo. —
One Heartland elementary school has achieved high marks.
The U.S. Department of Education has honored 8 Missouri schools as 2017 Blue Ribbon Schools.
Atlanta Elementary School in Atlanta, Missouri is one of those schools.
The award recognizes schools that perform at high academic levels, or perform at high levels while serving a significant proportion of disadvantaged students.
Atlanta Elementary was also honored as a Gold Star School in May.
That program was established by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
The nomination criteria for both Gold Star and Blue Star Schools are the same.
Representatives from the Blue Ribbon Schools are are now invited to attend the national awards ceremony.
That ceremony will take place in Washington D.C. on November 6 and 7.