Casey Elementary School celebrates blue ribbon honor - - Jackson, MS

Casey Elementary School celebrates blue ribbon honor

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A blue flag of distinction flys high outside of Casey Elementary School in Jackson.

The Jackson Public School was named a 2015-2016 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the U.S. Department of Education.  Students, teachers and staff celebrated with a flag raising ceremony Tuesday morning.

The National Blue Ribbon Schools program distinguishes and honors schools for helping students achieve at very high levels and for making significant progress in closing the achievement gap.

"This is paramount in our success to be recognized nationally for a school of choice," said Dr. Cedrick Gray, Superintendent of Jackson Public School District. "One that has exceeded expectations but, more importantly, one that provides the scholars a very solid foundation for their future."

Casey Elementary is one of only 335 schools in the nation, and the only school in Mississippi to receive the Blue Ribbon distinction this academic school year.   

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