Nettie Marshall Named Blue Ribbon School

Nettie Marshall Named Blue Ribbon School
Posted on 10/01/2018
Nettie Marshall Named Blue Ribbon School

Nacogdoches ISD’s Nettie Marshall Academy of Dual Language was recognized today as one of 349 National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2018. The recognition is based on Nettie Marshall’s progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups.

“The students and staff at Nettie Marshall Academy of Dual Language are to be commended for this recognition,” Nacogdoches ISD interim Superintendent Alton Frailey said. “We celebrate today with them, as well as parents and volunteers, this remarkable accomplishment. We’re enormously proud of the hard work and all they’ve achieved.”

The coveted National Blue Ribbon Schools award affirms the hard work of educators, families and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students master challenging and engaging content. 

Now in its 36th year, the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program has bestowed recognition on more than 8,800 schools. On Nov. 7-8, the Secretary and the Department of Education will celebrate with 300 public and 49 private school honorees at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C.

All schools are honored in one of two performance categories, based on all student scores, subgroup student scores and graduation rates:

  • Exemplary High Performing Schools are among their state’s highest performing schools as measured by state assessments or nationally normed tests.
  • Exemplary Achievement Gap Closing Schools are among their state’s highest performing schools in closing achievement gaps between a school’s student groups and all students over the past five years. 

Up to 420 schools may be nominated each year. The Department invites National Blue Ribbon School nominations from the top education official in all states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, the Department of Defense Education Activity and the Bureau of Indian Education. Private schools are nominated by The Council for American Private Education (CAPE).

Photographs and brief descriptions of the 2018 National Blue Ribbon Schools are available at

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