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LHS, Sperreng, Truman Named 2024 National Schools of Character

May 23, 2024

Lindbergh High School, Sperreng Middle School and Truman Middle School are among 73 schools nationwide that are being recognized with the prestigious National Schools of Character award., a national advocate and leader for character development in schools and communities, certified the schools on May 23.

“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.”

The National School of Character recognition is given to schools and districts that have achieved a standard of excellence in the area of character development through their exemplary implementation of’s “11 Principles Framework for Schools:  A Guide to Cultivating a Culture of Character.” Each school is assessed by a team of trained evaluators.

“LHS, Sperreng and Truman have many notable and wonderful practices in place,” said Dr. Jill Lawson, executive director of assessment and student services. “We are so proud of our school staff, students and community for their dedicated efforts to place character development at the center of students’ school experience.”

Earlier this year, LHS, Sperreng and Truman were among 15 St. Louis area schools that earned the 2024 Missouri School of Character honor. CharacterPlus®, the longest-running character education initiative in the country, announced the winners on Jan. 26. These schools have demonstrated a focus on character development which has positively impacted academic achievement, student behavior, and school climate. 

Lindbergh Schools is proud to have nine State Schools of Character and eight National Schools of Character.