The following schools are the metro Atlanta honorees:
Both Harris and Pharr elementary are Title I schools, meaning they serve a large number of students from lower-income families. Both schools were recognized for their academic performance.
The Council for American Private Education nominates Catholic and other private schools for the Department of Education to consider for Blue Ribbon status.
“The honorees for our 2023 National Blue Ribbon Schools Award have set a national example for what it means to raise the bar in education,” U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona said. He credited school leaders with “fostering academic excellence and building positive school cultures that support students of all backgrounds to thrive academically, socially and emotionally.”
The Department of Education recognized 353 schools across the country this year, including eight in Georgia.
The Georgia schools outside metro Atlanta that received recognition are: