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WEST FARGO—An elementary school is given a rare, national honor.

Legacy Elementary in West Fargo is one of more than 340 public and private schools to get the National Blue Ribbon Award.

Principal Markusen says the school earned the award for its student's extraordinarily high achievement level.

With about 133,000 public and private schools in the U.S. it puts Legacy in the top 0.002 percent in the nation.

"None of us come to this building for an award. We don't do it for a plaque, for a money award or anything. We do it to take our kids and push them as hard as we can. To succeed at the highest level," said Markusen.

The school celebrated this award during their weekly video announcement.