Congratulations to Taft Elementary School!  They were nominated by the Department of Education as a National Blue Ribbon School!  Click on the ribbon to see more details about this honor.  We are very proud of all the work our educators do and excited for their recognition.

The National Blue Ribbon Schools Award was created to bring exemplary U.S. schools to public attention and to recognize those schools whose students thrived and excelled.  Taft Elementary School was nominated by the Department of Education as a  Blue Ribbon School. This honor is awarded to schools whose students are high performing.  Taft School is ranked as one of five of the state's highest performing schools as measured by their performance on Iowa Assessments.  Approximately 400 schools across the nation have been nominated.  It is estimated there are more than 138,000 schools in the United States.  US Department of Education will announce the nation's winners in September.  This is an awesome feat for Taft Elementary and one the district is very proud of accepting.