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Lincoln K-8 District-Wide School earns National Blue Ribbon School distinction
Mamisoa Knutson

Lincoln K-8 District-Wide School is one of 297 schools nationwide recognized today by the U.S. Department of Education as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2022.

The recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance or progress inclosing achievement gaps among student subgroups.

“I want to thank the students, staff, parents, and community partners of the Lincoln school community both past and present for all the hard work they have done to earn this extraordinary national recognition,” said Rochester Public Schools Superintendent Kent Pekel. “This award is further confirmation of the excellence that exists within Rochester Public Schools, which we will continue to support at Lincoln and across the school district through our new strategic plan.”

National Blue Ribbon Schools serve as models of effective school practices for state and district educators and other schools throughout the nation. A National Blue Ribbon School flag gracing a school’s entryway or on a flagpole is a widely recognized symbol of exemplary teaching and learning.

“I’m incredibly proud of our students, staff, and the Lincoln K-8 community for their amazing efforts and ‘all in’ approach that has resulted in being recognized on the national level with this great honor,” said Lincoln Principal Jim Sonju. “It is a testament to the innovative and hard working school staff and community that continue going the extra mile to ensure student success.”

With its 39th cohort, the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program has bestowed approximately 10,000 awards to more than 9,000 schools.