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Education Secretary DeVos Announces the
362 National Blue Ribbon Schools of 2019!

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has recognized 362 schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2019. The award is based on a school’s overall academic excellence or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. National Blue Ribbon Schools demonstrate that all students can achieve to high levels.

In her video message, Secretary DeVos applauded the 2019 schools: We recognize and honor your important work in preparing students for successful careers and meaningful lives. As a National Blue Ribbon School, your school demonstrates what is possible when committed educators hold all students and staff to high standards and create vibrant, innovative cultures of teaching and learning.

The Department will honor 312 public and 50 private schools at a recognition ceremony on Nov. 14-15 in Washington, D.C. In its 37-year history, the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program has bestowed this coveted award on more than 9,000 schools.

School and Leadership Awardees

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

NBRS AWARDEES

Learn about the Terrel H. Bell school leadership awardees.

BELL AWARDEES

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