Stuckey Elementary School receives national award

By Christianne Klein

Published 09/29 2016 04:02PM

Updated 09/29 2016 04:02PM

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A local school has received a major national honor.

Evelyn Stuckey Elementary School was recently appointed a Blue Ribbon school.

Staff at the elementary school found out Wednesday that they would be honored as one of the 2016 National Blue Ribbon Schools and the only Clark County school to receive the award this year.

This is a national honor from the Department of Education.

There were 329 public and private schools from around the country recognized based on overall academic excellence or achievement in closing gaps between students.

"We've had a great school for a number of years. Our parents and our teachers and our community all work together to make it a great place and we do that work every single day but to have it recognized on a national level is a really special thing," said Joseph Rekrut, principal, Evelyn Stuckey Elementary School.

This is the eighth consecutive year that a CCSD school has received the prestigious award and the 24th time since the Department of Education first established this program in 1982.

The recognition doesn't end there. The Department of Education will formally honor the 329 schools during an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 7 and 8.

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