District receives academic honors

Jaqui Carey

U.S. Secretary of Education, John B. King, Jr, announced that Wheatridge Middle School has been chosen as a National Blue Ribbon School on Sept. 28.
Only four of 329 school nominated were from Kansas.
The National Blue Ribbon program honors schools that make significant progress in closing the achievement gap and have dramatically improved student performance according to a press release provided by the district.
WMS is not the only school to experience academic success this fall.
Last year’s seniors’ 2016 ACT composite score of 23. 6 once again outperformed the state average of 21.9 and was the highest score in more than 16 years according to a press release provided by the district.
Our goal at GEHS is to make sure our students are college and career ready, and these numbers prove we are on the right track,” principal Mark Meyer said.