Another Williamson County school is joining the nation’s elite.

The U.S. Department of Education announced September 26 that Crockett Elementary is one of just 362 National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2019.

The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program recognizes public and private elementary, middle and high schools based on either high performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. The program sets a standard of excellence for all schools aiming for the highest level of achievement.

“I’m so proud of the Crockett community,” said WCS Superintendent Jason Golden. “It takes the combined efforts of our students, staff and families to accomplish this kind of success.”

Principal Bronwyn Rector says this recognition would not have been possible without the commitment of all the students, staff and parents.

“The honor of being named a National Blue Ribbon School represents the dedication and hard work put forth by our faculty, staff and students,” said Rector. “Family support and engagement promote a school environment where our students thrive. I am proud to celebrate this recognition with the Crockett community.”

The school will be recognized during an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. November 14-15. It is the eleventh school in the district to be named a National Blue Ribbon School.

Grassland Middle was named a National Blue Ribbon School in 2004; Brentwood Middle received the award in 2006; Page High won the award in 2011; Hillsboro, Kenrose and Trinity received the award in 2014; Clovercroft and Ravenwood won the award in 2015; Brentwood Middle and Walnut Grove received the award in 2016; and Scales Elementary won the award in 2018.