The U.S. Department of Education announced the 2013 National Blue Ribbon Schools. Georgia has nine schools receiving the honor of being a National Blue Ribbon School:
Daves Creek Elementary School
School District: Forsyth County Schools
Fair Oaks Elementary School
School District: Cobb County School District
Marietta Center for Advanced Academics
School District: Marietta City Schools
Middle Ridge Elementary School
School District: Newton County Schools
Mountain Park Elementary School
School District: Fulton County Schools
St. Catherine of Siena Catholic School
School District: Archdiocese of Atlanta
Sugar Hill Elementary School
School District: Hall County Schools
Tritt Elementary School
School District: Cobb County Schools
Webster County High School
School District: Webster County School System
The National Blue Ribbon School award honors public and private elementary, middle, and high schools where students perform at very high levels or where significant improvements are being made in students' levels of achievement.
"Excellence in education matters and we should honor the schools that are leading the way to prepare students for success in college and careers," said Secretary Duncan. "National Blue Ribbon schools represent examples of educational excellence, and their work reflects the belief that every child in America deserves a world-class education."
Congratulations to each of the schools on becoming a National Blue Ribbon School.
For a complete list of 2013 National Blue Ribbon Schools, please click HERE.