Congratulations to the staff, students and parents at several Lake Highlands area schools that have been recognized by the National Center for Educational Achievement including:

Audelia Creek Elementary — Higher Performing in Mathematics; Lake Highlands Elementary — Higher Performing in Science; Lake Highlands Freshman Center — Higher Performing in Mathematics and Reading; Merriman Park Elementary — Higher Performing in Mathematics; Skyview Elementary — Higher Performing in Reading.

 The "Just for the Kids Higher Performing Schools" lists feature schools that "grow their students’ academic performance more than students of demographically similar schools," according to the NCEA web site. It also features schools where student academic performance, as measured by state standardized assessment, meet NCEA’s College and Career readiness targets based on ACT Benchmarks.