These 2 West Michigan Schools Receive Blue Ribbon Status for 2022

Two western Michigan schools have been named National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2022.

The two schools are the only ones in the state to receive the honor for 2022.

What is a Blue Ribbon School?

In 1982, Secretary of Education Terrel H. Bell established the Blue Ribbon National Schools Award bring public attention to exemplary American schools and recognize schools whose students have thrived and excelled. In collaboration with the National Association of Elementary School Principals and the National Association of Secondary School Principals, Bell launched the National Blue Ribbon Schools and the National Distinguished Principals Programs. Both programs highlighted outstanding models of American schools and school leadership.

What does it take to be a Blue Ribbon school?

The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program accepts nominations from public and non-public schools that meet one of two criteria:

  • Exemplary high-performing schools are among the top-performing schools in their state, as measured by state assessments or nationally standardized tests.
  • Schools that close exemplary achievement gaps are among the top performing schools in their state in closing achievement gaps between a school’s subgroups and all students over the past five years.

Eligible schools must have been in existence for five years and cannot have received the award in the previous five years.

Must have excellence in academics, arts and athletics.

Which state has the most Blue Ribbon schools for 2022?

Marshall Elementary and Brown Elementary Blue Ribbon Schools for 2022

According WZZM 13, Marshall Elementary won blue ribbon in 2016.

Elemental Brown won blue ribbon in 2015.

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