When purchasing a new home in metro Atlanta, it goes without saying that location is a top factor in every buyer’s choice. For buyers with children, location becomes even more of a hot-button issue, as they have their child’s education and future to consider. Ensuring that their new home is in a top school system is a priority for most parents, and with a dozen Georgia schools recently being honored as National Blue Ribbon Schools, parents have more excellent educational opportunities to choose from than ever before.
The schools recognized with Blue Ribbon designation by the U.S. Department of Education were chosen for high academic achievement or success in closing the performance gap between different groups of students. A total of 337 schools nationwide where chosen as National Blue Ribbon Schools this year.
Four of the schools selected in the state of Georgia were private schools, with three of them being located in metro Atlanta. These schools include Pinecrest Academy in Cumming, Trinity Catholic High in Roswell and Saint Jude the Apostle Catholic School in Atlanta.
In addition to the private schools, eight public schools were included on the list in Georgia. Out of these eight schools, four of them are located in metro Atlanta:
- Medlock Bridge Elementary in Johns Creek
- Wadsworth Magnet School for High Achievers in Decatur
- Elite Scholars Academy Charter in Morrow
- South Forsyth Middle in Cumming
“These great schools are fulfilling the promise of American education — that all students, no matter their name or zip code, can flourish when schools provide safe, creative, and challenging learning environments,” U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan said. “National Blue Ribbon Schools are models of consistent excellence and a resource for other schools and districts. We celebrate them for their tireless effort and boundless creativity in reaching and teaching every student.”
All of the schools chosen as National Blue Ribbon Schools will be honored during a ceremony in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 10 and 11, 2014.