Lee’s Summit West High School is among eight high-achieving public schools named Gold Star Schools by Missouri education officials on April 11.
The Gold Star Schools program is designed to identify schools that are performing at a high level academically or are making exceptional progress while serving a significant proportion of disadvantaged students.
LSWHS is the only school to be recognized in the Kansas City metropolitan area.
“Congratulations to these schools on preparing students for college and career,” said Commissioner of Education Chris L. Nicastro. “College- and career-readiness is fundamental for today’s students and lays the foundation for lifelong success.”
The Gold Star Schools program was established by the Department in 1991 and aligns with the national Blue Ribbon Schools program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education. Recipients of the state’s award were nominated for national Blue Ribbon recognition. Blue Ribbon Schools will be announced this fall by the U.S. Department of Education.