National Blue Ribbon Schools

21 Sep Two CCSD Schools named National Blue Ribbon Schools

The U.S. Department of Education recognized two Clark County School District (CCSD) schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2021.

Charlotte Hill Elementary School and Frank Lamping Elementary School are recognized for the “Exemplary Achievement Gap Closing” category.

The schools recognized are two of 325 schools nationally. This recognition is a national award given annually by U.S. Department of Education, 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-Performing Schools are among the State’s highest performing schools as measured by state assessments or nationally normed tests.
  • 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 students.

The 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

To read the full release from the NDE, visit