Lindbergh named Gold Medal School District

Lindbergh School District has been named a Gold Medal School District by Expansion Management magazine in its 15th annual Education Quotient issue.

Each year, Expansion Management compares more than 2,800 school districts across the country with more than 3,300 students on how well the district is preparing its students to be part of the work force after graduation. As a Gold Medal School District, Lindbergh ranks in the top 16 percent of all school districts nationally.

“We are extremely pleased and proud to be named a Gold Medal School District by Expansion Management magazine,” Lindbergh Superintendent Jim Sandfort stated in a news release. “The award validates the hard work of our teachers, administrators and parents, who are dedicated to student learning.”

Expansion Management’s special report is mailed to over 45,000 CEOs, vice presidents, directors and other officers of companies who are considering expanding into new areas. The Education Quotient issue is the magazine’s most popular report, according to Editor Bill King.

“In today’s knowledge-based global economy, nothing is more important to companies than the ability to find, and employ, an increasingly well-educated work force,” King stated in the release. “People who evaluate communities for business expansion require a good education system. This seems to be first and foremost on their list of things to care about. Communities with excellent schools can expect to come out on top.”

Sandfort stated, “We feel honored to be included among the best school systems in the country. Last year, Lindbergh High School was identified by Newsweek magazine as one of the top high schools in the country. These recognitions are a real tribute to the staff, parents and community who support the districts’ students.”

For additional information about the Education Quotient research study, or to read the article, visit the magazine’s Web site at