Two of the five Iowa public schools receiving top national honors from the US Department of Education (USDE) and its annual Blue Ribbon Schools Awards hail from northwest Iowa. Those schools include Ar-We-Va Junior Senior High School, Ar-We-Va Community Schools and Franklin Elementary, Le Mars Community Schools.
Since 1982, the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program has recognized outstanding public and non-public schools. According to the U.S. Department of Education website, by identifying several hundred outstanding schools annually, the program celebrates some of the most skilled and effective educators in the country.
Congratulations for the recognition of your hard work at the Ar-We-Va and Le Mars Community School Districts!