Avon Elementary wins prestigious honor

AVON, Colorado – Avon Elementary School is one of only five Colorado schools to win this year’s National Blue Ribbon School Award.

Avon Elementary more than doubled its standardized test scores over the past two years while serving a mostly minority student population. That caught the attention of the U.S. Department of Education, and Education Secretary Arne Duncan made the announcements Friday.

Avon Elementary is joined by four other Colorado schools in winning Blue Ribbon honors: Garnet Mesa Elementary School in Delta, Pear Park Elementary School in Grand Junction, Slavens K-8 School in Denver and Summit Middle Charter School in Boulder.
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