Jefferson Elementary receives national award for student success

Mankato Area Public School’s Jefferson Elementary recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School for its work in closing the achievement gap

Jefferson Elementary receives national award for student success

MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) — Mankato Area Public School’s Jefferson Elementary has been recognized as a 2020 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education.

The National Blue Ribbon award is given to schools that have shown significant progress in closing the achievement gap among student groups.

“It highlights the really, really hard work that everybody in this building has been doing. Custodians, secretarial staff, our cooks, our para-professionals, our teachers. And also I want to give a shout out to our families. There are awesome families here at Jefferson, our PTO is incredibly supportive. This is a team effort. This is a really big day for our Jefferson family,” said Jefferson Elementary Principal Scot Johnson.

Jefferson Elementary School is one of the 367 schools recognized nationally this year and one of eight to be recognized in the state of Minnesota, which also includes Northside Elementary School in St. James.

2020 National Blue Ribbon Schools announcement

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