High honor given to two Tyler schools

October 14, 2017 by  

Two schools in the Tyler area were recently recognized as Blue Ribbon Schools for 2017.

The schools were the elementary campus of the Grace Community School and the Stanton-Smith Elementary School in Whitehouse.

The Blue Ribbon Schools program was founded by the Department of Education in 1982 to recognize private and public grade schools that are performing well. The measurements of high performance come from state assessments, and there needs to be a disadvantaged population of 22% or more in each of these schools.

The Department of Education, in a news release, said these schools were among the two dozen in Texas to be nominated for the honor. Once nominated, the schools were required to go through a rigorous application process, the results of which were submitted to the United States Department of Education.

At some point, there will be a ceremony in Washington, D.C. to honor the schools.

Chris Moran, Superintendent of the Whitehouse Independent School District, said that this honor for the Stanton-Smith Elementary School was exciting as the teachers at the school had been working closely with the students to help them in their academic achievements.

Students from schools like these might benefit from the assistance of a local printing company to advertise their achievements via posters and banners.