Newport News School Earns National Recognition

Deer Park Elementary School has been named a 2016 National Blue Ribbon School for its strong academic performance. The prestigious list includes the top-performing schools in the nation. Deer Park, an environmental science magnet school with 530 students, is among 279 public and 50 private schools receiving the honor.

Deer Park Elementary School is recognized in the Exemplary High Performing Schools category. During the past five school years, Deer Park students have exceeded state and federal benchmarks on all Virginia Standards of Learning tests. Student performance on state assessments is among the highest in Virginia in all subject areas.

During the 2015-2016 school year: 96% of students passed English and math assessments, 97% of students passed the history tests and 99% of students successfully passed the science tests.

Deer Park is among seven schools in Virginia that earned recognition.