Eight Georgia public schools were named 2015 National Blue Ribbon Schools by the U.S. Department of Education and Savannah-Chatham’s own Ester F. Garrison School of Visual and Performing Arts has made the list.
Blue Ribbon Schools are chosen in two categories. All schools are recognized in one of two performance categories, based on all student scores, subgroup student scores, and graduation rates: Exemplary High Performing Schools and Exemplary Achievement Gap Closing Schools.
I commend these eight schools for their outstanding student performance,” said State School Superintendent Richard Woods. “We have many schools that are doing a great job preparing students for a bright future, but these schools rose to the top and are very deserving of this recognition.”
The U.S. Department of Education will honor 285 public and 50 private schools at a recognition ceremony on Nov. 9-10 in Washington, D.C. In its 33-year history, the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program has bestowed this coveted award on more than 8,000 of America’s schools.