The U.S. Department of Education announced Sept. 24 that Lipscomb Elementary School in Brentwood has been named one of this year's National Blue Ribbon School Award winners.

The award is presented each year to schools based on high performance or closing achievement gaps, according to an announcement from Williamson County Schools.

"We are so proud of our staff and our students," Principal Michelle Contich said in a release. "The entire Lipscomb community helped us earn this prestigious honor. We look forward to celebrating this award together."

Lipscomb Elementary School will be recognized in a virtual ceremony Nov. 12 and 13.

According to WCS, this year marks the 13th time a school in the district has received the award.