MADISON, Wis. - U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos recognized nine Wisconsin schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2017.
Shorewood Hills Elementary School in Madison was one of the schools named a National Blue Ribbon School, according to a release from the Department of Education.
The recognition is based on the school's overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups, according to the release.
The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program honors public and private elementary, middle and high schools in which students achieve very high learning standards or are making notable improvements in closing the achievement gap, according to the release.
This recognition goes to more than 8,500 schools. DeVos and the Department of Education will celebrate with these honorees at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., the release said.
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