Three Nevada schools given "Blue Ribbon" honor

All 3 are part of the CCSD

Mitch Kelly
September 25, 2020 - 9:44 am
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Las Vegas, NV (KXNT) - Three Clark County School District schools have been named National Blue Ribbon Schools by the U.S. Department of Education. The schools honored are:

 - Veterans Tribute Career and Technical Academy

 - West Career and Technical Academy 

 - Judith D. Steele Elementary School 

The three CCSD schools were the only Nevada schools selected for this national honor this year.

Steele Elementary was recognized in the category of Exemplary Achievement Gap Closing Schools. Veterans Tribute and West CTA were honored in the Exemplary High Performing Schools category.

The award is based on the individual school’s overall academic excellence or their progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. This year, the DOE selected 367 public and private schools nationwide as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2020.

"It is a tremendous honor for all three of these schools to be selected as National Blue Ribbon Schools," said CCSD Superintendent Dr. Jesus F. Jara. "Judith Steele Elementary, as well as Veterans Tribute and West Career and Technical Academies, are examples of the pockets of excellence we are growing throughout CCSD. This is a true testament to the hard work of our teachers, support professionals, administrators and students. I look forward to seeing more schools join the list in years to come." 

The 2020 National Blue Ribbon Schools Awards Ceremony will be held virtually November 12th and 13th.