JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Three schools in Mississippi have been chosen as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2018.
The U.S. Education Department said in a news release the awards are being presented to Center Hill Middle School in Olive Branch, North Bay Elementary School in Biloxi and Eastside Elementary School in Clinton.
They are among 349 schools to win the award nationwide.
The award is based on a school's overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student groups.
The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program has honored more than 8,800 schools nationwide in its 36 years of operation.