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National Blue Ribbon Schools

About National Blue Ribbon Schools

The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program recognizes public and private elementary, middle, and high schools based on their overall academic excellence or their progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. Every year the U. S. Department of Education seeks out and celebrates great American schools, schools demonstrating that all students can achieve to high levels. Now in its 38th year, the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program has bestowed almost 10,000 awards to more than 9,000 schools, with some schools winning multiple awards. Schools are eligible for nomination after five years. The coveted National Blue Ribbon School award affirms the hard work of students, educators, families, and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students master challenging and engaging content. The National Blue Ribbon School flag gracing an entry or flying overhead is a widely recognized symbol of exemplary teaching and learning.

View press releases and links to the United States Department of Education's Blue Ribbon Schools webpages below.

National Blue Ribbon Schools Links

Program Details

National Blue Ribbon Schools program details on the US Department of Education's website.

School Profiles and Media

National Blue Ribbon School awardee school profiles and media on the US Department of Education's website.