Three Middle Cities districts among 13 Michigan Schools Awarded 2019 National Blue Ribbon Recognition

September 30, 2019

Thirteen schools in Michigan are being recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USED) as 2019 National Blue Ribbon Schools, the Michigan Department of Education announced.


“I congratulate these schools for earning this distinguished national honor,” State Superintendent Dr. Michael F. Rice said. “The hard work and focus of the students and educators at our Blue Ribbon schools serve as a model for every Michigan school striving for greater student achievement.”


Three of Michigan’s 13 National Blue Ribbon Schools are from Middle Cities Districts:

Charles A. Lindbergh Elementary School

Dearborn Public Schools; Glenn Maleyko, Superintendent


City Middle/High School

Grand Rapids Public Schools; Ron Gorman, Interim Superintendent


Saginaw Arts and Sciences Academy

Saginaw Public Schools; Ramont Roberts, Superintendent



The Blue Ribbon Schools Program honors public and non-public elementary, middle, and high schools where students achieve very high learning standards. Michigan’s 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.


Public schools are nominated by each state’s education department. Non-public schools are nominated by the Council for American Private Education (CAPE).


This year, USED is honoring 362 National Blue Ribbon Schools at a recognition ceremony Nov. 14-15 in Washington, D.C. Each school receives a banner and plaque. The award flag gracing a school’s building is a widely-recognized symbol of exemplary teaching and learning. Last year, 342 schools were honored nationwide.


In its 36-year history, the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program has bestowed this coveted award on more than 8,800 of America’s public and private schools.






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