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Blevins Elementary Named National School of Character

Blevins Elementary Named National School of Character

Blevins Elementary has been certified as a 2024 National School of Character by

The Rockwood School District elementary school is among 73 schools nationally that have been designated as National Schools of Character for 2024. Blevins is also among 12 schools in the state of Missouri to earn recognition this year.

This is the third time Blevins has earned National School of Character, first applying for the program in 2014. Schools of Character earn their designations for five years.  

"We are profoundly honored to be recognized as a 2024 National School of Character," said Blevins Principal Dr. Hector Ramirez. "This esteemed accolade celebrates our collective dedication to fostering a community where academics and character are at the forefront of everything we do."

This recognition is given to schools who have achieved a standard of excellence in character development through their exemplary implementation of's 11 Principles of Effective Character Education, a framework for whole-school improvement​. A team of trained evaluators assess each school based on these principles.

“We are pleased to announce and celebrate the schools that have earned this national  recognition,” said Dr. Arthur Schwartz, president of “Each of these schools has  put in place a comprehensive approach to help students understand, care about and consistently practice the character strengths that will help them flourish in school, in  relationships, in the workplace and as citizens.” 

In all, 21 Rockwood schools and programs have been named National Schools of Character. The program recognizes schools that demonstrate a focus on character development that has positively impacted academic achievement, student behavior and school climate. 

"This achievement is a reflection of the hard work and commitment of our students and staff in creating an environment where character is not just taught but lived daily," Ramirez said. "Thank you to the Blevins community, which continues to contribute to making our school a place where students truly thrive."

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