Nacogdoches elementary receives noteworthy Blue Ribbon nomination

Nacogdoches elementary receives noteworthy Blue Ribbon nomination
A school assembly celebrating the Blue Ribbon nomination brought 4th graders to their feet for a singing presentation. (Source: KTRE Staff)
A school assembly celebrating the Blue Ribbon nomination brought 4th graders to their feet for a singing presentation. (Source: KTRE Staff)
Nettie Marshall is one of 13 schools across the state honored for 'achievement-gap-closing.' (Source: KTRE Staff)
Nettie Marshall is one of 13 schools across the state honored for 'achievement-gap-closing.' (Source: KTRE Staff)

NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - Congratulations are in order for the Nettie Marshall Academy of Dual Language campus in Nacogdoches.

Students gathered for an afternoon assembly to celebrate its nomination to win a 2018 National Blue-Ribbon School Award. Only 26 schools in the state are on the list.

Nettie Marshall is also one of 13 schools across the state honored for "achievement-gap-closing."

"It means, for the children from all areas of ethnic background, such as African-American, Hispanic or Anglo or any race, we closed that achievement gap in all those areas, so they're more equal in their scores and there's not such a gap," said Nacogdoches ISD Superintendent Sandra Dowdy.

A nomination is an honor in itself, but a higher goal has been set.
           
Nettie Marshall and the other nominated schools must now complete a rigorous application process through the U.S. Department of Education. The announcements of the national award winners will be made in September.

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