Recognizing Great American Schools since 1982
Founded in 1982 by U.S. Secretary of Education Terrel Bell, the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program honors exemplary public and private American schools.
Each year, elementary, middle, and high schools across the country are recognized for the exemplary academic performance of their students or for making significant improvements in their students’ levels of academic performance.
National Blue Ribbon Schools are schools to learn from.
Please note: The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program is an official recognition program of the U.S. Department of Education. It should not be confused with any blue ribbon schools program conducted by non-governmental entities.