Woolmarket Elementary Receives Blue Ribbon Award

Woolmarket Elementary Honored with National Blue Ribbon Award

HARRISON COUNTY, MS  (November 5, 2021) – Woolmarket Elementary in the Harrison County School District was honored today as a 2021 National Blue Ribbon School during an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. Woolmarket Elementary received recognition based on the school’s progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. HCSD now has a total of five National Blue Ribbon Awards.

“National Blue Ribbon schools are models of consistent excellence in teaching and learning, and these schools represent the high-quality education that takes place across Mississippi’s public schools,” said Dr. Carey Wright, state superintendent of education. “I congratulate every teacher, school leader, student and family member who helped their school achieve this outstanding accomplishment.”

The U.S. Department of Education recognized the schools in one of two performance categories, based on all student scores, subgroup student scores and graduation rates:

  • Exemplary High-Performing Schools are among their state’s highest performing schools as measured by state assessments or nationally normed tests.
  • Exemplary Achievement Gap-Closing Schools are among their state’s highest performing schools in closing achievement gaps between a school’s student groups and all students.
Woolmarket was among 325 schools selected for the prestigious honor of being 2021 National Blue Ribbon SchoolsThe coveted award affirms the hard work of educators, families and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students master challenging and engaging content. The National Blue Ribbon Schools flag gracing a school's building is a widely recognized symbol of exemplary teaching and learning. National Blue Ribbon Schools are an inspiration and a model for schools still striving for excellence. Now in its 39th year, the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program has bestowed more than 10,000 awards to over 9,000 schools, with some schools winning multiple awards.

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Photographs and brief descriptions of the 2021 National Blue Ribbon Schools are available at https://www.nationalblueribbonschools.ed.gov/.

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