U.S. Department of Education names Wilson's Creek a National Blue Ribbon School
“This recognition is evidence of the outstanding teaching and learning that is happening at Wilson’s Creek. Our school is one of only eight in Missouri to be honored with the 2021 award,” said Dr. Grenita Lathan, superintendent of Springfield Public Schools. “I want to congratulate the students, teachers, support staff and parents at Wilson’s Creek and thank them for all the hard work they have done to achieve this level of excellence.”
The Education Department recognizes all 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.