Frick, firstname.lastname@example.org, 404-463-4246 or
Keisha Ford-Jenrette, email@example.com, 404-657-2949
GaDOE on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @GeorgiaDeptofEd
and brief descriptions of the 2019 National Blue Ribbon Schools are available here.
26, 2019 – Six
Georgia public schools were named 2019 National Blue Ribbon Schools today.
Ribbon is a national recognition from the U.S. Department of Education (US ED).
The Georgia schools named 2019 recipients of the honor are:
- Sope Creek Elementary School, Cobb County Schools
- Tritt Elementary School, Cobb County Schools
- Daves Creek Elementary School, Forsyth County Schools
- Marietta Center for Advanced Academics, Marietta City Schools
- Pierce County High School, Pierce County Schools
- CT Walker Traditional Elementary School, Richmond County Schools
offer my heartfelt congratulations to these six excellent public schools on
this national recognition,” State School Superintendent Richard Woods said,
“and my gratitude to each educator within them who has worked hard to open up
opportunities and create an environment where every student can learn.”
ED recognizes schools in two performance categories:
- Exemplary High Performing Schools are among their state’s highest-performing schools as
measured by state assessments or nationally normed tests.
- Exemplary Achievement Gap Closing Schools are among their state’s highest-performing schools in
closing achievement gaps between a school’s student groups and all
Georgia private schools also received the National Blue Ribbon
recognition: Hancock Day School in Savannah, Immaculate Heart of Mary
School in Atlanta, Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic School in Atlanta, and
Queen of Angels Catholic School in Roswell. The selection process for private
schools differs from the process for public schools.
to 420 schools may be nominated each year. US ED invites National Blue Ribbon
School nominations from the top education official in all states, the District
of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, the Department of Defense
Education Activity, and the Bureau of Indian Education. Private schools are
nominated by the Council for American Private Education (CAPE).