WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Two schools in the Ozarks are on this year's list of National Blue Ribbon schools. Kirbyville Elementary in Kirbyville, Mo., and Forest Heights Elementary in Harrison, Ark., made the list because levels of academic achievement.
The U. S. Department of Education says Kirbyville and Forest Heights' students are high performers despite high numbers of them coming from disadvantaged backgrounds.
The nation's Blue Ribbon Schools will be honored in Washington in mid-November.
From U.S. Department of Education:
The Blue Ribbon Schools Program honors public and private elementary, middle, and high schools that are either high performing or have improved student achievement to high levels, especially among disadvantaged students. The program is part of a larger Department of Education effort to identify and disseminate knowledge about best school leadership and teaching practices. Each year since 1982, the U.S. Department of Education has sought out schools where students attain and maintain high academic goals, including those that beat the odds.