A Las Vegas elementary school has received a distinguished national honor.
Gray Elementary School was chosen as one of only 314 schools nationwide to receive the 2009 Blue Ribbon national school designation. The award recognizes schools that are either academically superior or have made big gains in student achievement.
The school was the only one is Clark County School District to receive the award this year. In order to be eligible for the award, a school must be in the top 10 percent of their state on tests and have at least 40 percent of its students from disadvantaged backgrounds.
The school is also one of 12 schools chosen to be presenters and share their strategies with others attending the national ceremony in Washington D.C. in November.