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Bostic Traditional Magnet Elementary named 2020 National Blue Ribbon School

Bostic Traditional Magnet Elementary named 2020 National Blue Ribbon School

Bostic Traditional Magnet Elementary School has been recognized as one of 367 schools nationwide, and one of six in Kansas, as a National Blue Ribbon School for 2020. The recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups.

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“All educators work so very hard and want the best for their students,” said Bostic principal Jared Grover. “To work daily to see kids make progress academically, it’s wonderful to be recognized for that work.”

The coveted National Blue Ribbon Schools award affirms the hard work of educators, families, and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students master challenging and engaging content. Now in its 38th year, the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program has bestowed almost 10,000 awards to more than 9,000 schools, with some schools winning multiple awards.

The U.S. Education Department recognizes all schools in one of two performance categories, based on all student scores, student subgroup scores and graduation rates:

  • Exemplary High Performing Schools – These are among their state’s highest performing schools as measured by state assessments or nationally normed tests.
  • Exemplary Achievement Gap Closing Schools – These are among their state’s highest performing in closing achievement gaps between a school’s student groups and all students.

Bostic was recognized as an Exemplary High Performing School.

The coveted National Blue Ribbon Schools award affirms the hard work of educators, families, and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students master challenging and engaging content. Now in its 38th year, the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program has bestowed almost 10,000 awards to more than 9,000 schools, with some schools winning multiple awards.