In early September, Lincoln Elementary School in Mount Pleasant, was one of five Iowa schools among 269 schools nationwide named 2012 National Blue Ribbon Schools for their overall academic excellence or for their progress in improving student academic achievement levels:
- Carroll High School (Carroll Community School District)
- Crescent Elementary School (Council Bluffs Community School District)
- Lincoln Elementary School (Mount Pleasant Community School District)
- Mitchellville Elementary School (Southeast Polk Community School District)
- West Delaware High School (West Delaware County Community School District)
“This award reflects the extraordinary efforts of the students, staff, parents and community in receiving national recognition for its high levels of achievement,” commented Principal Pam Cushman. “We are extremely proud of our students for this honor and equally proud of our staff for their dedication to the success of our children.”
The U.S. Department of Education’s National Blue Ribbon Schools award honors public and private elementary, middle, and high schools where students perform at very high levels or where significant improvements are made in students’ levels of achievement. The U.S. Department of Education will honor 219 public and 50 private schools at a recognition ceremony on Nov. 12-13 in Washington, D.C.
Since 1982, nearly 7,000 schools in the U.S. have received the coveted award. Read more about the 2012 National Blue Ribbon Schools at http://www2.ed.gov/programs/nclbbrs/index.html.