Three Valley schools and one in Tucson are making the grade according to federal standards.
Jack Barnes Elementary in Queen Creek, Fuller Elementary School in Tempe, Vista Del Sur Traditional School in Laveen and University High School in Tucson were each named 2016 National Blue Ribbon Schools.
— Queen Creek USD (@qcusd) September 28, 2016
Secretary of Education John B. King, Jr. announced 329 schools made the cut based on overall academic excellence or progress in improving achievement gaps among student subgroups.
— Laveen Schools (@LaveenSchools) September 28, 2016
All of the schools will be recognized at an awards ceremony in Arlington, VA on November 7 and 8.
Here's a look at other local schools which recently received national honors.