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 National Blue Ribbon Schools



Blue Ribbon is a national recognition from the U.S. Department of Education (USED).​ The U.S. Department of Education honors elementary, middle and high schools that are either academically superior or demonstrate gains in student achievement. Schools nominated by the Georgia Department of Education attend a ceremony in Washington, D.C.

Five Georgia public schools have been recognized as 2023 National Blue Ribbon Schools. 

 The Georgia schools named 2023 recipients of the honor are:

  • ​Robert A. Cross Middle School, Dougherty County School District

  • Harris Elementary School, Gwinnett County Public Schools

  • Westside Middle School, Whitfield County Schools

  • Pharr Elementary School, Gwinnett County Public Schools

  • Quail Run Elementary School, Houston County School District

​Photographs and brief descriptions of the 2023 National Blue Ribbon Schools are available here​.


View the 1984-2023 Georgia National Blue Ribbon Schools​ h​ere​​​

 Contact Information

​​Dawn Ashmore, Ed.S.

Director of Strategic Alignment

Arlecia Brooks
Excellence Recognition Specialist

Recognitions@doe.k12.ga.us​


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