Lindbergh High honored as a Goid Star School

Lindbergh High School is one of eight high-performing public high schools honored as Missouri’s Gold Star Schools for 2012, state education officials announced today — April 19.

“We are very excited about being named a 2012 Missouri Gold Star School,” LHS Principal Ron Helms stated in a news release. “Years of hard work and effort from each elementary, middle and high school student and instructor has made it possible for Lindbergh High School to achieve this honor. Our teachers and staff should be proud of all the work they have done to help students learn.”

Also honored were:

Bradleyville High School

Bradleyville R-I School District

Bradleyville

Center Senior High School

Center 58 School District

Kansas City

Maryville High School

Maryville R-II School District

Maryville

Crane High School

Crane R-III School District

Crane

Park Hill South High School

Park Hill School District

Kansas City

Lawson High School

Lawson R-XIV School District

Lawson

Valley Park Senior High School

Valley Park School District

Valley Park

“These eight high schools are noteworthy examples of excellence in education across the state of Missouri,” Commissioner of Education Chris L. Nicastro stated in a news release. “This recognition is attributed to the commitment of students, parents and staff to educational success.”

Established by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education in 1991, the Gold Star program is designed to identify schools that are performing at a high level academically or making exceptional progress while serving a significant proportion of disadvantaged students.

Recipients of the state’s Gold Star Award may be eligible for the national Blue Ribbon Schools Award pending results of this year’s state assessments. Blue Ribbon recognition will be announced this fall by the U.S. Department of Education.