WASHINGTON, D.C. (WIVB) - Several public schools in western New York have been recognized for their academic excellence by being designated Blue Ribbon Schools by the U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.
South Davis Elementary School in Orchard Park and Maple West Elementary in Williamsville were among 18 schools to reach that distinction in New York State.
Secretary Duncan singled out 286 schools across the country for academic excellence or progress in improving student academic achievement.
The schools will be formally honored in a recognition ceremony on Nov. 18-19 in Washington, D.C.
The complete list of National Blue Ribbon Schools can be found here.
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