- Johns Creek Elementary
Johns Creek Elementary recognized as a 2015 National Blue Ribbon School
Johns Creek Elementary
recognized as a
2015 National Blue Ribbon School!
Today the U.S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, recognized 335 schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2015 based on their overall academic excellence or their progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. These schools demonstrate that all students can achieve to high levels. Out of the 335 schools across the nation, Johns Creek Elementary is one of only nine schools in the state of Georgia to be awarded this prestigious honor this year. Principal Alyssa Degliumberto said, “What an amazing honor and privilege it is for Johns Creek Elementary School to be named as one of the nation’s 2015 National Blue Ribbon Schools. We are so proud that the dedication and hard work of our students, staff and parents is being recognized on a national level.”
- Exemplary High Performing Schools are among their state’s highest performing schools as measured by state assessments or nationally normed tests. Student subgroup performance and high school graduation rates are also at the highest levels.
- Exemplary Achievement Gap Closing Schools are among their state’s highest performing schools in closing achievement gaps between a school’s subgroups and all students over the past five years. Student subgroup performance and high school graduation rates for each subgroup are at high levels.
The Department invites National Blue Ribbon School nominations from the top education official in every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, the Department of Defense Education Activity and the Bureau of Indian Education. The Council for American Private Education (CAPE) nominates private schools. A total of 420 schools nationwide may be nominated, with allocations determined by the numbers of K-12 students and schools in each jurisdiction. The U.S. Secretary of Education invites nominated schools to submit an application for possible recognition as a National Blue Ribbon School.