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Celebrating 40 Years of Excellence

This year represents the 40th anniversary of the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program. Congratulations to the more than 9,000 awardees recognized since 1983.

National Blue Ribbon Schools is the United States Department of Education award program honoring high-performing schools and schools that are making great strides in closing any achievement gaps between students.

40 years

of recognizing exemplary public and non-public schools

over 9000

exemplary public and non-public schools recognized

Find your school

Filter the awardee database by year, state, school type, or grade level to find recognized schools, applications, and contact info.

Schools in the Spotlight

What does it take to be a National Blue Ribbon School? Check out these featured schools, awardees of the only award given by the U.S. Department of Education.

State Representatives Congratulate 2022 NBRS Awardees

State representatives from across the country congratulated the 2022 National Blue Ribbon School awardees from their state.

“Completing our National Blue Ribbon Schools application was clear and well-supported.

I felt the application process was clear, and I appreciated the support materials that were provided because they helped my team to anticipate what was expected, how long the application would take to complete, and what our focus should be.”

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