Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) –The Rochester School District’s Friedell Middle School has been named a 2015 National Blue Ribbon School.

The choice school located next to the Olmsted County Fairgrounds is among 335 schools throughout the nation and only 7 in Minnesota to be recognized as exemplary high-performing schools as measured by state assessments or national standardized testing. The honor includes the awarding of a special flag that can be displayed at Friedell Middle School in recognition of the accomplishments of its students and staff.

The list of Minnesota schools receiving the award includes the Plainview-Elgin-Millville 4-6 school and Washington-Kosciusko Elementary School in Winona.

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