Juneau Nominates Manhattan Elementary School for 2013 National Blue Ribbon Schoo

Tuesday, December 4, 2012
By Allyson Hagen
(406) 444-3160

December 5, 2012

Contact: Allyson Hagen, 406.444.3160, ahagen2@mt.gov

Juneau Nominates Manhattan Elementary School for 2013 National Blue Ribbon Schools Award 

Helena, Mont. — Manhattan Elementary has been nominated for the 2013 National Blue Ribbon Schools Award. Denise Juneau, Montana Superintendent of Public Instruction, announced the nominee Tuesday. 

The Blue Ribbon Schools program honors elementary and secondary schools that made significant progress in closing the achievement gap or whose students achieve at very high levels. Manhattan Elementary School has been nominated in the Exemplary High-Performing School category. “High performing” means (a) that the achievement of the school’s students in the most recent year tested places the school among the highest performing schools in the state on state assessments of reading and mathematics, and (b) disaggregated results for student subgroups, including students from disadvantaged backgrounds, must be similar to the results for all students tested.

Said Superintendent Juneau, "The Manhattan community should be very proud of Manhattan Elementary School and the hard work of its teachers, students, school leaders and parents." She continued, "Montana's Blue Ribbon schools are national models for how to achieve success and are a reflection of our statewide commitment to providing every child with a quality public education."

The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program is an effort to identify and share knowledge about the best school leadership and teaching practices and sets a standard of excellence for all schools striving for the highest level of achievement.

National Blue Ribbon School Awards will be announced in September of 2013.
School contacts:

Scott Schumacher, Principal

Manhattan Elementary School

(406) 284-3250



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