Three Houston schools were among the 362 named National Blue Ribbon Schools by the U.S. Department of Education on Sept. 26—including the River Oaks Baptist School, located at 2300 Willowick Road, Houston, and Houston ISD's Field Elementary, located at 703 E. 17th St., Houston.

Project Chrysalis Middle School, located at 4528 Leeland St., Houston, was also recognized. It is the second time the campus has received the distinction.

They were recognized for exemplary academic achievement for being among the state's highest-performing on standardized tests.

"We’re really proud of our school, but when the U.S. Department of Education recognizes you for academic excellence, you know you have something to be proud of. It also means that our approach works," said Meghan Blanton, director of marketing and communications for the River Oaks Baptist School.

Field Elementary School focuses on early intervention for all students, according to a news release.

“Our campus could not have earned this distinction without the support of the district, our staff and the community,” Field Elementary Principal John Hendrickson said. “Receiving this award exemplifies our belief that if you give students proper opportunities to succeed, they will achieve great things.”

The schools will be formally honored Nov. 14-15 in Washington, D.C.