Skip to main content

13 Michigan Schools Awarded 2019 National Blue Ribbon Recognition

September 26, 2019

LANSING - Thirteen schools in Michigan are being recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USED) as 2019 National Blue Ribbon Schools, the Michigan Department of Education announced today.

"I congratulate these schools for earning this distinguished national honor," State Superintendent Dr. Michael Rice said. "The hard work and focus of the students and educators at our Blue Ribbon schools serve as a model for every Michigan school striving for greater student achievement."

Michigan's 2019 National Blue Ribbon Schools are:



Amerman Elementary School

Northville Public Schools

Boulan Park Middle School

Troy School District

Charles A. Lindbergh Elementary School

Dearborn Public Schools

City Middle/High School

Grand Rapids Public Schools

Community High School

Ann Arbor Public Schools

Eagle Crest Charter Academy (Holland)

National Heritage Academies

John F. Farrell-Emmett Elementary School

Yale Public Schools

Lakewood Elementary School

West Ottawa Public Schools

Martell Elementary School

Troy School District

New Buffalo Senior High School

New Buffalo Area Schools

Peach Plaines Elementary School

Grand Haven Area Public Schools

Saginaw Arts and Sciences Academy

Saginaw Public Schools

Wass Elementary School

Troy School District

The Blue Ribbon Schools Program honors public and non-public elementary, middle, and high schools where students achieve very high learning standards. Michigan's schools are among their state's highest performing schools as measured by state assessments or nationally normed tests. Student subgroup performance and high school graduation rates are also at the highest levels.

Public schools are nominated by each state's education department. Non-public schools are nominated by the Council for American Private Education (CAPE).

This year, USED is honoring 362 National Blue Ribbon Schools at a recognition ceremony Nov. 14-15 in Washington, D.C. Each school receives a banner and plaque. The award flag gracing a school's building is a widely-recognized symbol of exemplary teaching and learning. Last year, 342 schools were honored nationwide.

In its 36-year history, the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program has bestowed this coveted award on more than 8,800 of America's public and private schools.

For more information on the National Blue Ribbon School program, visit:

To contact the U.S. Department of Education's Press Office, call (202) 401-1576 or email