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Announcements: Jacob G. Smith Elementary Named a National Blue Ribbon School


Jacob G. Smith Elementary Named a National Blue Ribbon School 


U.S. Secretary of Education, John B. King, Jr., announces that Jacob G. Smith Elementary School has been named a 2016 National Blue Ribbon School. Jacob G. Smith is one among 279 public and 50 private schools nationwide receiving this honor…one of only 10 in the state of Georgia.


Jacob G. Smith National Blue Ribbon

Schools are nominated for the award by the state department of education, and then complete a comprehensive application about school practices. Schools may apply for status as Exemplary High Performing—among the top schools in a state—or Exemplary Achievement Gap Closing—schools making the fastest progress in the their state in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups.  


Jacob G. Smith National Blue Ribbon


Former Principal Andrea Burkiett and current Principal Vernon Cole represented Jacob G. Smith at a two-day awards ceremony this week in Washington, D.C., to celebrate their hard-won achievements.


Jacob G. Smith Elementary a National Blue Ribbon School


For more information about the National Blue Ribbon Schools program, please visit


Created at 9/28/2016 4:46 PM  by Sheila Blanco 
Last modified at 11/8/2016 4:17 PM  by Sheila Blanco