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Britt David Elementary named 2012 National Blue Ribbon School

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

Muscogee County school, Britt David Elementary, is a among 7 public schools in Georgia to be named 2012 National Blue Ribbon Schools by the U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.

The award honors schools for helping students achieve very high levels and for making significant progress in closing the achievement gap.

"I congratulate these seven schools for being recognized as 2012 National Blue Ribbon Schools," said State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge. "The students, teachers and staff of these schools should be proud of their success. These schools are shining examples of what happens when everyone is focused on student learning."

2012 GEORGIA BLUE RIBBON SCHOOLS

Public

  • Chase Street Elementary, Clarke County
  • Austell Intermediate School, Cobb County
  • Kittredge Magnet, DeKalb County
  • Crabapple Crossing, Fulton County
  • Fairmount Elementary, Gordon County
  • Simpson Elementary, Gwinnett County
  • Britt David Elementary, Muscogee County

Private

  • First Presbyterian Day School (Middle School), Macon

 Blue Ribbon Schools are chosen in two categories (see the full criteria descriptions):

  • Schools that scored in the top 10% in student achievement.

  • Schools with at least 40% economically disadvantaged students that have dramatically improved student achievement to high levels. 

Georgia's winnings schools will join national winners in an awards ceremony on November 12 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C.

For more information on Blue Ribbon Schools, check out: http://www.ed.gov/programs/nclbbrs/awards.html.  

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