North Texas Elementary Honored As One of the Nation's Best, Five Years After Being on the State's Failing List

Dallas ISD had three campuses awarded National Blue Ribbon awards; only 27 schools in Texas received the distinction

Five years ago, Dallas’ Jack Lowe Sr. Elementary was struggling. The school — which serves students from the Vickery Meadow neighborhood, one of the most ethnically diverse parts of Dallas —  was one of 34 DISD campuses on the state’ failing list.

On Thursday, the picture couldn’t have been more different.

Lowe is one of three Dallas ISD schools recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as National Blue Ribbon School award winners, honored alongside Walnut Hill Elementary and the Judge Barefoot Sanders Law Magnet. The trio were among 362 campuses across the country to receive the national award.

Only 27 schools in Texas received the distinction, with 15 of them clustered in the Rio Grande Valley.

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