Two Clark County School District (CCSD) schools have been named National Blue Ribbon Schools in the Exemplary High Performing Schools Category by the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) today. The CCSD schools honored are Advanced Technologies Academy (A-TECH) and Charles and Phyllis Frias Elementary School. Only three schools in Nevada were selected for this national honor this year.
The coveted National Blue Ribbon School awards affirm the hard work of educators, families and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students master challenging and engaging content.
“We are extremely proud of our two schools being honored as National Blue Ribbon Schools,” said CCSD Superintendent Dr. Jesus F. Jara. “Advanced Technologies Academy and Charles and Phyllis Frias Elementary School prove yet again that CCSD is quickly becoming the #1 choice for parents and students to receive a rich and rigorous education in Clark County. This is a true testament to the hard work of our teachers, support professionals, administrators and students. Congratulations to them for achieving this tremendous recognition.”
The award is based on the individual school’s overall academic excellence or their progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. This year, the DOE selected 362 public and private schools nationwide as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2019.
The schools will be recognized by the DOE during a ceremony in Washington D.C. in November.