Six Georgia public schools were named 2017 National Blue Ribbon Schools today.
Blue Ribbon is a national recognition from the U.S. Department of Education. This year, six Georgia public schools received the honor: Dickerson Middle School in Cobb County, Dodgen Middle School in Cobb County, Kedron Elementary School in Fayette County, Big Creek Elementary School in Forsyth County, Brookwood Elementary School in Forsyth County, and Riverwatch Middle School in Forsyth County.
“I cannot say enough good things about these six outstanding Georgia public schools, who have been recognized on a national level for excellence,” State School Superintendent Richard Woods said. “All over the state of Georgia, schools are beating the odds to provide the very best opportunities for students. I am so grateful for all the hard-working educators, parents, and students who are doing incredible work and making a positive impact on the health and future of our state.”
Schools are chosen in two categories (see the full criteria descriptions here):
The selection process for private schools differs from the process for public schools; for more information, click here.
The U.S. Department of Education will honor 342 schools at a recognition ceremony from Nov. 6-7 in Washington, D.C. In its 35-year history, the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program has bestowed this coveted award on more than 8,000 of America’s schools.
Georgia's State School Superintendent
Richard Woods has over 25 years of pre-k through 12th grade experience in public education. > Read Full Bio