Campus High a finalist for National Blue Ribbon Schools Award

Campus High School is one of five Kansas schools nominated for the 2013 National Blue Ribbon Schools Award, state education officials announced in a news release.

The award recognizes schools with at least 40 percent of their students from disadvantaged backgrounds that have shown exemplary improvement in reading and math and have made significant improvement in closing the achievement gap. The program also recognizes schools in which students achieve in the top 15 percent in the state on reading and mathematics assessments, regardless of demographics.

In addition to Campus High, which is part of the Haysville School District, the nominees are: West Franklin High in Pomona; Chapman High in Chapman; Mission Trail Elementary in Leawood; and Oswego Neosho Heights Elementary in Oswego.

The nominations have been sent to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. The final selection of the 2013 National Blue Ribbon schools will be made in September.