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Keith Parker

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today recognized eight North Carolina schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2018. Kitty Hawk Elementary was one of those schools. The recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups.

Principal Greg Florence commented, "The coveted National Blue Ribbon Schools award affirms the hard work of our teachers, staff, students, parents, and community. Over the years, we have consistently worked together to deliver strong and rigorous instruction that meets the needs of all students. I am super proud of our work, and the programs and strategies that have become part of our school culture and helped us achieve this recognition."

Nationally, 349 schools received this award and only 8 schools in North Carolina. All eight of North Carolina’s schools recognized this year for the Blue Ribbon designation were selected as Exemplary High Performing Schools.