GEIST ELEMENTARY NAMED AMONG BEST IN THE NATION

U.S. Secretary of Education, John B. King, Jr., announced today that Geist Elementary has been named a 2016 National Blue Ribbon School. Geist Elementary 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 their state in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups.  

 

Principal Christi Thomas will represent Geist Elementary at a two-day awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., to celebrate this hard-won achievement.  Geist Elementary also will take the week of November 14-18 to celebrate with faculty, staff, students and the community.

 

For more information about Geist Elementary, please contact the school office at 317-915-4260. For more information about the National Blue Ribbon Schools program, please visit http://nationalblueribbonschools.ed.gov/

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