National Blue Ribbon Schools Program
Recognizing Great American Schools Since 1982
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.
2020 National Blue Ribbon Schools
- Profiles--2020 National Blue Ribbon Schools Award Winners
- 2020 National Blue Ribbon Schools
- Press ReleaseSeptember 24, 2020
- Secretary DeVos announces 2020 National Blue Ribbon Schools