ARDMORE, Okla. -- Ardmore Middle School is making the grade when it comes to academics.
It is one of just six schools across the state of Oklahoma to be named a 'U.S. Blue Ribbon School'.
State Superintendent Sandy Garrett says the academic-based honor is handed down by the U.S. Department of Education.
Ardmore Middle School will be honored in Washington, D.C. in a formal ceremony in October.
The City of Ardmore is expected to honor the school's achievements on Wednesday.