LITTLE ROCK The U.S. Department of Education has named four Arkansas public schools as Blue Ribbon schools.
Bellview Elementary School in Rogers.
Forest Heights Elementary School in Harrison.
Jim Stone Elementary School in Conway.
Richland Elementary School in West Memphis.
Nationally, the federal education agency selected 305 schools for the honor.
The national Blue Ribbon program honors elementary, middle and high schools where students achieve at high levels or where the achievement gap is narrowing.
Blue Ribbon schools will be honored at a Nov. 14-15 conference and awards ceremony in Washington D.C.