Six Maryland public schools have been selected as 2017-18 Maryland Blue Ribbon Schools. All six were selected as an Exemplary High Performing School, one of the U.S. Department of Education’s two categories. The schools are being honored before the Maryland State Board of Education.
According to a press release:
The schools are:
- West Towson Elementary School, Baltimore County
- Urbana Elementary School, Frederick County
- Fallston Middle School, Harford County
- Waterloo Elementary School, Howard County
- Bannockburn Elementary School, Montgomery County
- Luxmanor Elementary School, Montgomery County
“Each one of these schools is laser-focused on student success, and the results speak for themselves,” said Dr. Karen Salmon, State Superintendent of Schools. “Creative teachers work with engaged and dedicated administrators, parents and the community to develop strong learning environments for their students. We will be proud to nominate these schools for National Blue Ribbon honors.”
The schools will be invited by the U.S. Department of Education to apply to be National Blue Ribbon Schools. With underwriting and gift sponsors, each school will receive a Maryland Blue Ribbon Flag, a monetary prize, $1000 in office supplies, interactive technology equipment, and a school Congratulations Party. A dinner in Annapolis will be held in honor of the winning schools on March 12, 2018. On that date, each Blue Ribbon School will be honored by the Maryland House of Delegates and the Senate.
Read the full press release for more information.