Plymouth Creek Elementary School was recently named a 2008 No Child Left Behind Blue Ribbon School. The school will be honored at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. on October 20-21.
The award is the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. Department of Education and is given to schools that challenge students to perform at high academic levels and make significant progress in closing the achievement gap between the highest- and lowest-performing students.
Public schools selected for the award have had 40 percent or more of their students from disadvantaged backgrounds dramatically improve performance to high levels on state tests, or students that collectively score in the top 10 percent on state tests. Schools selected for the award must also make adequate yearly progress in reading, language arts and math.
This award recognizes the hard work of staff under the direction of Principal Karla Thompson. Representatives from the school will travel to the national ceremony in October.