School Recognitions

School Recognitions

Published: 9/21/2023 1:19 PM

​​​National Blue Ribbon Schools

The United States Department of Education is responsible for administering the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program, which recognizes public and private elementary, middle and high schools based on their overall academic excellence or their progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups.​​

Kentucky public schools must be nominated by the commissioner of education to be considered for the recognition. Public schools do not need to request consideration to be included in the nomination process. Nominated schools are selected based on all student scores, subgroup student scores and graduation rates, measured by state assessments.

Additional details about the nomination criteria and selection process are available on the U.S. Department of Education website.

Kentucky Public National Blue Ribbon Schools




A comprehensive list of past Kentucky winners is available on the National Blue Ribbon Schools website.​


GlyptusAnn ​Jones
Office of the Commissioner
Division of Communications 
300 Sower Boulevard
(502) 564-2000 ext. 4616

Blue Ribbon Schools Announcement

Representatives from Cairo Elementary School are honored at the 2022 National Blue Ribbon Schools awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Department of Education.​​​

Read more about the 2023 National Blue Ribbon School award winners on Kentucky Teacher.​​

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