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Announcements: Jacob G. Smith Elementary Celebrates National Blue Ribbon Designation


Jacob G. Smith Elementary Celebrates National Blue Ribbon Designation 


Jacob G. Smith Elementary hosted a celebration of the school’s designation as a National Blue Ribbon School on Friday, November 18, 2016.  Jacob G. Smith is one among 279 public and 50 private schools nationwide receiving this honor in 2016…one of only 10 in the state of Georgia.


 Jacob G. Smith Blue Ribbon Celebration

The festivities began with a parade of students through Habersham Village led by the Jenkins High School Marching Band. 

Jacob G. Smith Blue Ribbon Parade


The parade was followed by a ceremony during which the Blue Ribbon Flag was raised over the school.

 Jacob G. Smith National Blue Ribbon Flag

Schools are nominated for the Blue Ribbon 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.  

 Current and Former Jacob G. Smith Principals

Former Principal Andrea Burkiett and current Principal Vernon Cole represented Jacob G. Smith at a two-day awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. in early November.

 Jacob G. Smith is a National Blue Ribbon School

To see more pictures from the Jacob G. Elementary Celebration click here.

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





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Last modified at 11/18/2016 4:07 PM  by Sheila Blanco