The United States Department of Education has honored three Wyoming Schools with the prestigious Blue Ribbon School Award.

The winners of the Blue Ribbon School award from Wyoming include Coffeen Elementary in Sheridan; Jackson Hole High School in Jackson; and Lovell High School in Lovell. All three were honored in the category of High Performing School.

Wyoming Department of Education Federal Programs Division Administrator, Dr. David Holbrook said “In Wyoming only three schools a year are identified as Blue Ribbon Schools and it is a national award, so this is very prestigious.”  Holbrook said in order to be a Blue Ribbon School in the categories that were named this year, you have to be an exemplary high performing school, which means you have to have some of the top scores and be ranked as one of the top schools on the statewide assessment in Wyoming. This year the US Department of Education honored 286 schools nationwide.

All three Wyoming schools will receive a plaque presented by representatives of the Wyoming Department of Education next week during ceremonies at their schools.