State Superintendent Denise Juneau and possibly Gov. Steve Bullock will be on hand in a couple of weeks to recognize Manhattan Elementary School.
The school was the only institution in the state to garner the federal Blue Ribbon Award. Last year, 286 schools across the nation earned the coveted award.
“There’s going to be music, food, we’re going to raise the Blue Ribbon flag, it’s just going to be a great time,” Superintendent Jim Notaro said.
Schools that win the Blue Ribbon Award have to show “exemplary improvement,” meaning students from disadvantaged backgrounds must demonstrate progress on state and national tests each year.
Manhattan has consistently been the only school district in the Gallatin Vallaey to hit federal benchmarks.