Posted: Sep 17, 2011 11:41 AM
Source: Associated Press
BATON ROUGE- State education officials are touting the designation of six public schools in Louisiana as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2011.
The U.S. Department of Education announced the honors this week.
The schools earning the designation are Eden Gardens Fundamental Elementary School in Caddo Parish; Hattie A. Watts Elementary School in St. Mary Parish; Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts in Natchitoches Parish; Many Elementary School in Sabine Parish; Metairie Academy for Advanced Studies in Jefferson Parish; and Rosenthal Montessori Elementary School in Rapides Parish.
The Louisiana departments says that the Blue Ribbon Schools Program honors public and private schools that are either high performing or have improved student achievement to high levels - especially among disadvantaged students.