Lexington Trails receives Governor's Achievement Award

De Soto's Lexington Trails Middle School is among the top five percent of schools in the state of Kansas, according to the state Department of Education. The school recently received the Governor's Achievement Award for their accomplishments the USD 232 school district announced earlier this month.

To qualify for the award, a school must achieve Standards of Excellence in reading and mathematics, must achieve Adequate Yearly Progress in reading, mathematics, must have an average student attendance of at least 90 percent or higher and must rank in the top five percent of schools in the state in reading and mathematics.

LTMS is one of 11 middle schools to receive the award this year. It is the sixth year the award has been presented, according to the district.

"We are proud of Lexington Trails Middle School and its outstanding academic achievement," said district Superintendent Doug Sumner in the award announcement. "We know this award could not have been possible without the support and work of highly qualified teachers, paraprofessionals, support staff, administrators, hard-working students, and parents."

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