Washington school wins No Child blue ribbon

Post-Bulletin, Rochester MN

Washington Elementary School in Rochester is among eight schools statewide to earn a 2007 No Child Left Behind Blue Ribbon, the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. Department of Education.

The award is given to public and private K-12 schools that are either academically superior in their states or that demonstrate dramatic gains in student achievement.

A total of 287 schools earned Blue Ribbon awards nationwide.

The other Minnesota winners are Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa Elementary School in Brooten; Park Rapids Area Century Elementary School in Park Rapids; Hillcrest Community School and Oak Grove Elementary School, both in Bloomington; J.W. Smith Elementary School in Bemidji, Kimberly Lane Elementary School in Plymouth; and Rush Creek Elementary School in Maple Grove.

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