Six Oklahoma schools have been named National Blue Ribbon schools by the U.S. Department of Education.
One of the schools is in Stillwater: Westwood Elementary School
The schools were part of over 342 awarded the prestigious designation by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVoss. The award is based on student scores, subgroup student scores and graduation rates.
Also taking home the designation for 2017 are: Edmond's Cheyenne Middle School and Centennial Elementary School, Dove Science Academy in Oklahoma City, Earl Harris Elementary School in Bethany, and Deer Creek's Grove Valley Elementary School.
Each school submitted portfolios summarizing the school's climate, academic strategies and professional development.