Miles City and Bozeman schools receive national award

(Helena) Two Montana schools received the 2023-2024 National Distinguished School Award: Anderson 7-8 School in Bozeman and Garfield Elementary School in Miles City.

The National Distinguished School Program has 3 categories, Anderson received the award for Category 1 and Garfield received the award for category 2.

Category 1 is for schools exhibiting exceptional student performance and academic growth, and Category 2 schools have closed the achievement gap between student groups, according to the NDS Program.

A total of 688 schools around the country have received the award since 1996. In Montana, 22 schools received the award between 2016 and 2023.

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