One school in our area has received a very high honor from the U.S. Department of Education.

Gaines Elementary of Swartz Creek Schools was awarded the National Blue Ribbon Schools award. According to the U.S. Department of Education, Gaines Elementary has high learning standards, strong attendance, excellent graduation rates, and has closed the achievement gap between race and socioeconomic areas.

In the above video from the U. S. Department of Education, you will see all of the schools that won listed, but at around 11:42, that's where you want to cheer for Gaines Elementary.