Region 16 ESC would like to congratulate Gruver Elementary School on being named a 2012 National Blue Ribbon School.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has recognized 269 schools as 2012 National Blue Ribbon Schools based on their overall academic excellence, or for making progress in improving student academic achievement levels.
Gruver Elementary is one of only 20 schools in Texas to receive the nation's highest honor for academic achievement.
The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program recognizes public and private elementary, middle and high schools where students perform at very high levels or where significant improvements are being made in students' levels of academic achievement.
In its 30 year history, the U. S. Department of Education has bestowed this coveted award on nearly 7,000 of America's schools.