New York State Blue Ribbon Award Winners
On September 7, 2012, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan recognized 269 schools as 2012 National Blue Ribbon Schools based on their overall academic achievement leves. The U.S. Department of Education will honor approximately 219 public and 50 private schools at a recognition ceremony on November 12-13 in Washington, DC. In its 30-year history, the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program has bestowed this coveted award on nearly 7,000 of America's schools.
New York State has 19 public and charter schools winning the 2012 Blue Ribbon Award.