National Blue Ribbon Schools of 2023: Over 350 schools in the U.S. have been recognized by the Department of Education as National Blue Ribbon Schools. The annual awards honor schools for their academic performance and progress in closing achievement gaps. The program, created in 1982, recognizes public, parochial, and private schools from across the country. California had the most Blue Ribbon Schools with 33, followed by Texas with 29. The Midwest and Northeast had the most schools recognized, while the Plains and West had fewer.
National Blue Ribbon Schools of 2023
The Department of Education has named over 350 schools in the U.S. as National Blue Ribbon Schools of 2023. These schools have been recognized for their academic excellence and efforts in closing achievement gaps among student groups. The program, established in 1982, acknowledges public, parochial, and private schools from all over the country. California and Texas had the highest number of Blue Ribbon Schools, with 33 and 29 respectively. Let’s take a closer look at the highlights of this year’s awards.
California and Texas Lead the Way
California and Texas stood out with the highest number of Blue Ribbon Schools in 2023. California topped the list with 33 schools, while Texas followed closely behind with 29. These states have consistently shown a commitment to academic excellence and have been recognized for their outstanding educational programs. The large number of Blue Ribbon Schools in these states is a testament to the dedication and hard work of educators, leaders, and staff.
Recognition Across the Country
The National Blue Ribbon Schools of 2023 span across the United States, with almost every state represented. While California and Texas had the most schools recognized, the Midwest and Northeast regions had a significant number of Blue Ribbon Schools as well. States like New York, Illinois, and Ohio also had a notable presence on the list. However, states in the Plains and West regions had fewer schools receiving recognition this year.
The National Blue Ribbon School Program has been honoring schools for their achievements for over 40 years. With over 10,000 awards given to more than 9,700 schools across the country, this program celebrates excellence in education and recognizes the efforts of schools in fostering academic success and creating positive learning environments.