DPI: State Superintendent Tony Evers congratulated eight public elementary schools from Wisconsin that were among 329 schools nationwide recognized by the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program. Schools are chosen for the award based on overall academic excellence or progress in closing achievement gaps among subgroups of students.
Evers nominated the eight public schools earlier this year. They are:
•Addison Elementary School in Hartford, Slinger School District;
•Halmstad Elementary School, Chippewa Falls Area Unified School District;
•Marengo Valley Elementary School, Ashland School District;
•Muskego Elementary School, Muskego-Norway School District;
•Oconto Falls Elementary School, Oconto Falls Public School District;
•Swallow Elementary School in Hartland, Swallow School District;
•Wilson Elementary School, Beaver Dam Unified School District; and
•Woodland Elementary School, Barron Area School District.
“Nationwide, only a few schools earn the Blue Ribbon honor,” Evers said in commending the schools. “Every day, these schools build a foundation for their students to graduate ready for college and careers. Congratulations to the teachers, students, school administrators and staff members, as well as the parents and communities that support their efforts.”