09.29.17

Senators Isakson, Perdue Applaud Georgia National Blue Ribbon Schools

Nine Georgia recipients honored for high-learning standards or notable improvements

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) today honored nine Georgia schools, ranging from elementary to high school, that received a National Blue Ribbon School designation by the U.S. Department of Education.

The recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. The following Georgia schools received the designation:

  • Cumming – Big Creek Elementary School
  • Cumming – Brookwood Elementary School
  • Hapeville – St. John the Evangelist Catholic School
  • Marietta – Dickerson Middle School
  • Marietta – Dodgen Middle School
  • Peachtree City – Kedron Elementary School
  • Roswell – Atlanta Academy
  • Savannah – Savannah Christian Preparatory Lower School
  • Suwanee – Riverwatch Middle School

“Congratulations to these outstanding schools that are going above and beyond for Georgia students,” said Senator Isakson, a member of the Senate committee that oversees education. “I encourage them to keep up the good work as they serve as guideposts for exceptional achievement.”  

“Congratulations to these schools’ principals, teachers, students, and parents on this high honor,” said Senator Perdue. “As the son of two school teachers, I know how much hard work goes into earning distinctions like this. Our entire state is very proud of these schools for going the extra mile to help Georgia students succeed.”

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