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Vol. 46, No. 26
April 19, 2012


Eight Public High Schools Earn 'Gold Star' Honors

Eight high-performing public high schools have been honored as Missouri’s "Gold Star Schools" for 2012, state education officials announced today. The selected schools are:


Bradleyville High School
Bradleyville R-I School District
Bradleyville, Mo.


Lindbergh Senior High School
Lindbergh School District
St. Louis, Mo.


Center Senior High School
Center 58 School District
Kansas City, Mo.


Maryville High School
Maryville R-II School District
Maryville, Mo.


Crane High School
Crane R-III School District
Crane, Mo.


Park Hill South High School
Park Hill School District
Kansas City, Mo.


Lawson High School
Lawson R-XIV School District
Lawson, Mo.

Valley Park Senior High School
Valley Park School District
Valley Park, Mo.


“These eight high schools are noteworthy examples of excellence in education across the state of Missouri,” said Commissioner of Education Chris L. Nicastro. “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.