HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (March 1, 2017) – The State of North Carolina has nominated Clear Creek Elementary to join the ranks of the National Blue Ribbon Schools – a U.S. Department of Education program that annually recognizes outstanding schools.
According to a letter sent to Principal Marcie Wilson, the National Blue Ribbon Schools are public and non-public elementary, middle, and high schools that are producing outstanding results for all students, demonstrating consistent excellence, and making progress in closing gaps in student achievement.
One of only nine North Carolina public schools nominated for the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program, Clear Creek Elementary was specifically nominated for an “Exemplary High Performing Schools” award.
To be eligible, schools must be in the top 15 percent of all schools in the state when ranked either on student performance in state reading and mathematics assessments or on a composite index that may include these and other subject assessment results, as well as additional student performance measures like attendance. Specifically regarding student subgroups, “Exemplary High Performing Schools” must also be in the top 40 percent of all schools in the state when student subgroup performance is ranked on either of the aforementioned methods.
For high schools, “Exemplary High Performing Schools” must be in the top 15 percent of all high schools in the state when ranked on the most recently available graduation rates.
“We are extremely honored to be nominated for a National Blue Ribbon Schools Award,” Wilson said. “I am so very proud of the hard work of our students and teachers and their continued dedication to Achieve Success at CCS!”
About the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program
The National Blue Ribbon Schools recognition program is part of a larger U. S. Department of Education effort to identify and disseminate knowledge about effective school leadership and promising instructional practices.