The Texas Education Agency announced today the nomination of 25 Texas public schools for national 2014 Blue Ribbon Schools recognition. Nimitz Elementary is among the schools in Texas named to this distinguished nominee list.
Founded in 1982, Blue Ribbon Schools is a U.S. Department of Education program that recognizes public and private elementary, middle, and high schools where students perform at very high levels.
“All of the staff and students at Nimitz Elementary are excited and honored to be named a Blue Ribbon School Nominee,” said Wendy Tiemann, Principal of Nimitz Elementary. “Nimitz Elementary is an amazing school and we are thrilled to be recognized for our success.”
All schools that have been nominated for the 2014 honor were selected as exemplary high performing schools as measured by state assessments or nationally normed tests. Each school has an economically disadvantaged population of 40 percent or greater.
“This is the most significant educational achievement in the Hill Country area in the last several years,” said Dan Troxell, Ph.D, Superintendent. “We can’t underestimate the significance of being nominated for an award of this caliber. We are extremely proud of the staff at Nimitz Elementary.”
The nominated schools must now complete a rigorous application process through the U.S. Department of Education. Announcements of the national award winners will be made in September 2014. Schools that receive the award are recognized at the Blue Ribbon School conference in Washington, D.C.
March 3-7 is Texas Public Schools Week and Kerrville ISD is celebrating the students and teachers who make our public schools great. Every day Kerrville ISD students and teachers “leave their mark” on public education. We are proud of the dedicated efforts of our parents, educators and community leaders who provide the necessary support and strength to our schools. Celebrate YOUR Texas Public Schools today!