Four St. Louis area schools earned the National Blue Ribbon honor this year.
• Mallinckrodt Academy of Gifted Instruction, St. Louis Public Schools
• Mark Twain Elementary, Brentwood School District
• Chesterfield Elementary, Rockwood School District
• Rogers Elementary, Waterloo School District
The U.S. Department of Education awards the title each year to select schools for high academic performance or progress in closing the achievement gap among racial and socioeconomic minorities.