Ten Missouri schools have received the prestigious 2015 Blue Ribbon designation, the U.S. Department of Education announced Tuesday. Missouri ranked 10th, tied with Florida and Indiana, for number of Blue Ribbon schools.
The department selects the schools based on their overall academic excellence or their progress in closing the achievement gap among racial and economic groups of students.
The honored schools are:
Barbara Blanchard Elementary School, Cape Girardeau School District
New Haven High School, New Haven School District
Ralph M. Captain Elementary, Clayton School District
Ladue Middle School, Ladue School District
Truman Middle School, Lindbergh Schools
McKelvey Elementary, Parkway School District
West Middle School, Parkway School District
Kennard Classical Junior Academy, St. Louis Public Schools
St. Louis University High School, Catholic
Nerinx Hall High School, Catholic
See the full list of schools here.