September 21, 2021
CARSON CITY, Nev. –The U.S. Department of Education (USED) today
recognized three schools in Nevada as National Blue Ribbon
Schools for 2021. The three schools are:
- Charlotte Hill Elementary School, Clark
County School District
- Frank Lamping Elementary School, Clark
County School District
- Pinecrest Academy of Nevada Inspirada,
State Public Charter School Authority
Charlotte Hill Elementary School
and Frank Lamping Elementary School are recognized for the “Exemplary
Achievement Gap Closing” category, and Pinecrest Academy of Nevada Inspirada is
recognized for the “Exemplary High Performing Schools” category.
“Congratulations to the students,
educators, staff, families, and other members of the three Nevada school
communities receiving this exceptional recognition,” said Governor Sisolak.
“These schools have achieved academic excellence and will serve as models to
all Nevada schools.”
“The tireless work of countless dedicated
school community members contributed to the recognition of these three Nevada schools
as National Blue Ribbon Schools, and I commend each and every student,
educator, and school family member,” said Jhone Ebert, Superintendent of
Public Instruction. “It is highly impressive that these schools have earned
this recognition, and we are thrilled to celebrate them.”
The Nevada schools recognized are
three of 325 schools nationally. This recognition is a national award given
annually by USED, and is based on a school’s overall academic performance or
progress in closing achievement gaps among student groups. Schools can be
recognized in one of two categories:
- Exemplary High-PerformingSchools are among the State’s
highest performing schools as measured by state assessments or nationally
- Exemplary Achievement Gap-Closing Schools are among the State’s highest performing
schools in closing achievement gaps between a school’s student groups and all
The mission of Charlotte Hill
Elementary School is to take responsibility for the academic, social, and
emotional growth of every child to be college, career, and citizenship ready.
The school’s namesake, Charlotte Hill, founded Friends of Channel 10 to raise
funds to support Vegas PBS and was well-known in the Las Vegas community for
her philanthropy, volunteerism, and commitment to educational organizations.
Frank Lamping Elementary is committed to excellence in education,
with a mission to provide a caring, positive, and safe learning environment
where each child is challenged to achieve commensurate with their ability and
is provided enriching experiences that foster personal integrity, respect, and
responsibility. Lamping Elementary is named in honor of Frank Lamping who is
perhaps best known for helping to establish the middle school concept in the
Clark County School District. Mr. Lamping gave Clark County 30 years of
dedicated service prior to his retirement.
Pinecrest Academy of Nevada
Inspirada is a K-8, nationally
STEM certified, public charter school in Henderson. The school’s purpose is to
provide a safe and nurturing educational environment that maximizes student
achievement and fosters respect for all, and its mission is to unite the
community to prepare students for college and career.Their educational program
is modeled after specific innovative learning methods and strategies that have
proven successful in raising student learning and achievement.
All three schools were nominated by the Nevada Department of Education (NDE) in February
2021. The coveted National Blue
Ribbon Schools award affirms the hard work of
educators, families and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools
where students master challenging and engaging content. Now in its 39th year,
the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program has bestowed approximately 10,000
awards to more than 9,000 schools.
Photographs and brief
descriptions of the National Blue Ribbon Schools are available at National Blue Ribbons Schools.