Nursery Elementary School gets nomination for TEA’s 2022 National Blue Ribbon program

Nominees are from diverse environments

AUSTIN, Texas – On Tuesday, Feb. 8, the Texas Education Agency nominated 26 public schools to receive the 2022 National Ribbon School award and Nursery Elementary school made the list.

In 1982, the U.S. Department of Education initiated a National Blue Ribbon Schools program to recognize public and private schools of all grade levels. Since the program’s founding, 9,000 schools across the nation have been nominated. The schools that have been nominated show exemplary progress in closing achievement gaps among students. Furthermore, consideration is based on student performance and STAAR assessments. High schools will also get considered for college and graduation rates. Nominees for this year are from diverse learning environments, such as elementary, middle, high schools, magnet, and early college high schools. In addition, the nominees represent 12 out of 20 education service center regions. Locations range from the Panhandle, Coastal Bend, East Texas Piney Woods, and West Texas Plains.

Here’s a list of the nominated schools for 2022:

Exemplary High-Performing Schools

  • Kerr High School, Alief ISD
  • East Elementary, Brownwood ISD
  • School for the Talented and Gifted, Dallas ISD
  • School of Science and Engineering, Dallas ISD
  • Devers Elementary, Devers ISD
  • Garden City Elementary, Glasscock County ISD
  • Grand Prairie Collegiate Institute, Grand Prairie ISD
  • Gruver Elementary, Gruver ISD
  • Gruver Junior High, Gruver ISD
  • Happy High School, Happy ISD
  • Early College High School at Midland College, Midland ISD
  • Nursery Elementary, Nursery ISD
  • Vega Elementary, Vega ISD

Exemplary Achievement-Gap-Closing Schools

  • Bynum School, Bynum ISD
  • Claude Schools, Claude ISD
  • Dekalb Elementary, Dekalb ISD
  • Terrell Elementary, Denison ISD
  • J L Everhart Magnet Elementary, Longview ISD
  • Muleshoe High School, Muleshoe ISD,
  • Smyer Schools, Smyer ISD
  • Somerset Elementary, Somerset ISD
  • Sonora Secondary School, Sonora ISD
  • Springlake-Earth Elementary/Middle School, Springlake-Earth ISD
  • Three Rivers Elementary, Three Rivers ISD
  • Valley Mills High School, Valley Mills ISD
  • Wink Elementary, Wink-Loving ISD