Flynn Elementary gets recognized for closing achievement gaps

Eau Claire (WQOW)- One local elementary school is being recognized for its hard work in the classroom.

Flynn Elementary in Eau Claire will receive the National Blue Ribbon School Award for closing achievement gaps in certain subjects.

Every year, the United States Department of Education looks over data from the last three years to determine which schools have academic success and closed achievement gaps, and about 350 schools get the award.

Adam Keeton, the principal, said they had improvements in math and reading over the last three years.

Keeton said the award has been around for 36 years, and only two other Eau Claire Schools have received it, so it’s a good feeling to be part of such a small group.

“It’s really a big honor for us,” Keeton said. “We work really hard, as do all the schools in the Eau Claire area, but it means a lot to our staff because they know the hard work and the effort that they put in each day for our kids is really being recognized and also paying off through our achievement and the data that they use to look at.”

Keeton said in November a few school officials will travel to Washington D.C to pick up their award.

Shannon Satterlee

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