Valley School District Boasts Most Blue Ribbon Schools in South Texas

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One local school district now holds the most Blue Ribbon schools in all of south Texas.

With the addition of 2 more Blue Ribbon schools this year, the Edinburg CISD now holds a total of six prestigious national titles.

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announcing Hargill and Magee Elementary schools as two of the 349 schools nationwide to earn this achievement. In 2016 and 2017 the district also had 2 schools recognized for the award.

District officials say it’s a team effort from staff to parents to students that make this all possible.

Dr. Rene Gutierrez – Edinburg CISD Superintendent says, “We’re very proud of the teachers, we’re proud of the kids and what an excitement.  On behalf of the board of the entire Edinburg CISD community, congratulations to Hargill Elementary and to Magee Elementary.”

To receive a Blue Ribbon award schools must be nominated by the Texas Commissioner of Education. Only 420 school nationwide can be nominated.

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