Logo Use & Request
The National Blue Ribbon School name and logo are service marks of the U.S. Department of Education and there are some rules about their use. Make sure your school uses the correct name and logo when celebrating your success!
By using the correct NBRS program name and the official logo when promoting your school’s achievement, you are maintaining the integrity and prestige of the U.S. Department of Education’s National Blue Ribbon Schools program brand.
Only schools that receive the NBRS award are granted permission to use the program name and logo.
National Blue Ribbon Schools (NBRS) is the official program name of the U.S. Department of Education that recognizes outstanding schools.
There are similarly named programs that are not affiliated with the U.S. Department of Education. There are also many incorrect logos found on the internet and example statements with incorrect naming conventions. Use this page to check your work!
Program Distinctions and Name ALERT
Please be aware that the U.S. Department of Education’s National Blue Ribbon Schools program is not associated with the Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence Program, which is sponsored by a non-profit organization in South Carolina. Schools may be contacted by the South Carolina organization to participate in conferences and may be confused by the similar name.
Using the NBRS Name
DO INCLUDE THE YEAR of your award when publicizing your status as an NBRS awardee.
Apple Orchard Middle School is a 2021 National Blue Ribbon School
Apple Orchard Middle School received the National Blue Ribbon School award in 2021
Apple Orchard Middle School is a multiple National Blue Ribbon School awardee, 2015 and 2021.
Apple Orchard Middle School is a recipient of the National Blue Ribbon School award.
DO NOT CHANGE THE NAME of the NBRS program.
Apple Orchard Middle School is a 2020 National Blue Ribbon School awardee.
Apple Orchard Middle School is a 2020 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence.
Using the NBRS Logo
DO use the NBRS logo and award year in the official colors.
Do use the NBRS logo in full color, black and white, or grayscale.
DO NOT alter the NBRS logo.
DO NOT ADD your school name.NO
DO NOT CHANGE or remove the award year.
DO NOT ADD multiple award years. Instead, display a separate NBRS logo for each award year.
Logo Request Form
Complete the form below to request use of the official NBRS logo. You are strongly encouraged to complete this form before or after the day of the announcement to avoid high request volume on the day of the announcement.