Thirteen Michigan school are being recognized with a Blue Ribbon Award

Thirteen Michigan schools are being recognized nationally for their academic achievements.blueribbon

The U.S. Department of Education is recognizing the schools as National Blue Ribbon winners.

One of the winners, is Chestnut Hill Elementary School in Midland. It received the exemplary high performance award.

The award is based on the school’s high test scores, on tests like the MEAP.

This is Chestnut Hill’s first time receiving the award.

Bill DiSessa is the spokesperson for the Michigan Department of Education.

He says “think about the number of schools in the country, and not a great majority are getting this prestigious award. So it’s always nice when a national level school receive an honor that’s based on academic achievement.”

Eight Michigan schools were named Blue Ribbon Schools in 2014. None were recognized in 2013.