Date: September 28, 2016
WATAGUA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, ABINGDON, VA IS NAMED ONE OF THE BEST IN THE NATION
U.S. Secretary of Education, John B. King, Jr., announced today that Watauga Elementary School has been named a 2016 National Blue Ribbon School. Watauga Elementary School is one among 279 public and 50 private schools receiving this honor.
Schools are nominated for the award by the state department of education, and then complete a comprehensive application about school practices. Schools may apply for status as Exemplary High Performing—among the top schools in a state—or Exemplary Achievement Gap Closing—schools making the fastest progress in the their state in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups.
The principal and other school leaders will represent Watauga Elementary School at a two-day awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., to celebrate their hard-won achievements.
For more information about Watauga Elementary School, please contact the school office at 276-739-3600. For more information about the National Blue Ribbon Schools program, please visit National Blue Ribbon Schools.