Gov. Doug Burgum today commended Harwood Elementary School and New Rockford-Sheyenne Elementary School for being recognized by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2019.
“This tremendous honor highlights the hard work and dedication of the outstanding students, teachers and administrators at these two exceptional schools, as well as the innovative approaches to teaching and learning happening in schools throughout our state,” Burgum said. “Congratulations to West Fargo’s Harwood Elementary School and New Rockford-Sheyenne Elementary School on this well-deserved recognition.”
The National Blue Ribbon School recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. Up to 420 schools may be nominated each year. Harwood Elementary School also received National Blue Ribbon School recognition in 2006.