Criss Elementary recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School
PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - Criss Elementary has been titled a National Blue Ribbon School. It’s one of three West Virginia schools being recognized.
The school is being celebrated as an exemplary high-performing school. Principal Heather Grant says the title is a first for the school and she’s thrilled. She says, as a school with a notable amount of poverty, with 50% of its students receiving free or reduced lunches, it especially means a lot.
Grant credits the award to a team effort, pointing to high parent involvement as a reason they won the title.
She said, “I could not be prouder of my staff, my students, and my parents because I didn’t achieve this. It was because of them that the school achieved this.”
It’s an accomplishment the school isn’t going to let pass by without celebrating. Next week, they’re planning a spirit week.
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