Stuckey Elementary school received a very special honor Thursday.
The school has been named a national Blue Ribbon School.
Only 329 public and private schools were selected as Blue Ribbon Schools this year. The award is based on the schools' overall academic excellence or their progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups.
"Parent involvement is a critical component of what we do," says principal Joseph Rekrut.
The selection marks the eighth consecutive year that CCSD has had a school chosen for this respected honor. Stuckey Elementary School is a first-time recipient of the award. With a new school receiving the designation, this marks the 24th time a CCSD school has been honored as a Blue Ribbon School since the program was established by the Department of Education (DOE) in 1982.
Clark County School District Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky and members of the board of trustees will be traveling to Washington, D.C., in November to be recognized by the Board of Education.
With the reorganization of Clark County School District less than a year away, the district has a plan to help improve some schools that might be struggling by using Stuckey Elementary as a model.
Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky says he plans to create a team from Stuckey Elementary to go to other schools throughout the district and help train them on what works, and what doesn't.
"We'll take some of these individuals to help us devise training experiences, and to serve as mentors in different capacities across the district with other schools," says Skorkowsky.