Reno elementary school designated as a Shining Star

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Reno, Nev. (KOLO) It's a big boost for a local elementary school. Anderson Elementary School in Reno was just designated as a Shining Star School. It's an honor that only nine schools in the state received. The recognition goes to schools that are high achieving academically and have been able to overcome achievement gaps. Anderson Elementary School is located in an area that tends to have high poverty rates.

Principal Joe Ernst says being named a Shining Star School is encouraging and he gives credit to his teaching staff.

"When great teachers are working together to accomplish great things, then it's reflected in the students' learning. We are always trying to make sure that we never leave any student behind," says Principal Ernst.

Anderson Elementary School received a certificate from the State Superintendent Steve Canavero.

Principal Ernst says this recognition will boost morale among his staff and he is hoping this will inspire teachers in other schools.