Two Area Schools Achieve Blue Ribbon Status

Washington - Two local schools have earned high marks for having super academics.

Forest Hills Elementary in Danville, and Snowville Elementary in Pulaski County are National Blue Ribbon Honors schools.

To achieve blue ribbon status, each school has to maintain full state accreditation despite even more rigorous SOLs, and show dramatic gains in student achievement.

Ten schools in Virginia, both public and private, are on the blue ribbon list.