Bozeman's Longfellow Elementary School has been nominated by Montana's superintendent of schools for the 2014 National Blue Ribbon Schools Award.
The elementary is one of two schools in Montana nominated by Superintendent Denis Juneau. The other is Anaconda High School.
The program honors public and private elementary, middle and high schools where students make significant improvements in academic achievement or achieve at high levels.
Longfellow Elementary was nominated in the exemplary high-performing school category.
“The communities of Bozeman and Anaconda should be very proud of the hard work of their teachers, students, school leaders and parents,” Juneau said in a news release. “Montana's Blue Ribbon schools are national models for how to achieve success and are a reflection of our statewide commitment to providing every child with a quality public education.”
National Blue Ribbon winners will be announced in September.
Last year, Manhattan Elementary School was named one of 286 Blue Ribbon School Award winners for 2013 and was the only school in Montana to receive the honor.