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DESE Library Recognition Page

Congratulations to the following schools, recipients of DESE’s 2021 Recognition for Exemplary School Library Programs:

  • Discovery Middle School (Liberty)
  • Lafayette High School (Rockwood)
  • Liberty High School (Liberty)
  • Liberty Middle School (Liberty)
  • Liberty North High School (Liberty)
  • Mary Paxton Keeley Elementary School (Columbia)
  • Rockwood Summit High School (Rockwood)

These schools were among 20 applicants for the recognition and were scored by a team of school librarians from across Missouri on 21 indicators. Scorers evaluated the programs on instruction, leadership, library environment, library management, and staffing. To achieve the DESE recognition, applicants had to receive a minimum score of 38/42 without receiving a score of “0” on any of the 21 indicators. DESE will release information for the 2022 recognition application process this fall.