Elberta Elementary School has been named a 2022 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Secretary of Education, Miguel Cardona. Nationally, 297 schools were recognized for the award, including five …
Elberta Elementary School has been named a 2022 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Secretary of Education, Miguel Cardona. Nationally, 297 schools were recognized for the award, including five schools in Alabama.
Schools are recognized based on overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups.
“I applaud all the honorees for the 2022 National Blue Ribbon Schools Award for creating vibrant, welcoming and affirming school communities where students can learn, grow, reach their potential and achieve their dreams,” Cardona said. “As our country continues to recover
from the pandemic, we know that our future will only be as strong as the education we provide to all of our children. Blue Ribbon Schools have gone above and beyond to keep students healthy and safe while meeting their academic, social, emotional and mental health needs. These schools show what is possible to make an enduring, positive difference in students’ lives.”
Up to 420 schools can be nominated each year to receive the award. Schools are nominated by the top education official in all states, the District of Columbia, U.S. territories, the Department of Defense Education Activity and the Bureau of Indian Education. Private schools are nominated by the Council for American Private Education.
According to a release, “National Blue Ribbon Schools serve as models of effective school practices for state and district educators and other schools throughout the nation. A National Blue Ribbon School flag gracing a school’s entryway or on a flagpole is a widely recognized symbol of exemplary teaching and learning.”