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Nixa High School and Immaculate Conception School Named 2022 National Blue Ribbon Schools by U-S Department of Education

Two schools from the Springfield area have been named by U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona as 2022 National Blue Ribbon Schools.

Nixa High School and Springfield’s Immaculate Conception School, part of the Springfield Catholic School District, are among 297 schools in the nation receiving the honor, based on academic excellence.

The award, which has been referred to as the “Oscars of School Awards,” is the second that Nixa High School received, having also won in 2013. This honor places Nixa High School as one of the top performing schools in Missouri, and the nation.

Dr. Gearl Loden, superintendent stated, “Our high school consistently shows it is a place where our students are given a high quality education that is one of the top in the state and nation.  This achievement represents not only the work of Nixa High School, but also the entire school district as all of our teachers and staff prepare our students for their success at Nixa High School.  The foundation that is laid by all of our schools means our students are set up for academic excellence at the high school.”

“I applaud all the honorees for the 2022 National Blue Ribbon Schools Award for creating vibrant, welcoming, and affirming school communities where students can learn, grow, reach their potential, and achieve their dreams,” said U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona. “As our country continues to recover from the pandemic, we know that our future will only be as strong as the education we provide to all of our children. Blue Ribbon Schools have gone above and beyond to keep students healthy and safe while meeting their academic, social, emotional, and mental health needs. These schools show what is possible to make an enduring, positive difference in students’ lives.”