The U.S. Education Department today announced the 2012 list of Blue Ribbon Schools, recognized after an application process for five years of high performance on standardized test or for remarkable improvement. Public and private schools are recognized — 269 nationwide.
Those named in Arkansas this year, according to the DOE website:
* Forest Park Elementary in the Little Rock School District.
* Little Rock Christian Academy for its elementary school.
* Russell D. Jones Elementary in the Rogers School District.
Forest Park and LR Christian were cited for high performance; the Jones Elementary for its improvement.
The Little Rock School District explained Forest Park’s selection in a news release: