National Blue Ribbon Schools Program

The Blue Ribbon Schools Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, honors public and private elementary, middle, and high schools that are either high performing or have made significant strides in improving student achievement, especially among disadvantaged students.

The program is part of a larger Department of Education effort to identify and disseminate knowledge about best school leadership and teaching practices. Each year since 1982, the U.S. Department of Education has sought out schools where students attain and maintain high academic goals, including those that beat the odds.

The Maine Department of Education works with the U.S. Department of Education to identify schools honored through the Blue Ribbon Schools program.

Maine School Honorees

Schools honored through the National Blue Ribbon Schools must meet federal eligibility standards for academic performance. Schools that are eligible are nominated by their state education commissioner, and then apply to the U.S. Department of Education for the honor.

Honoree Year: 2016

Honoree Year: 2015

Honoree Year: 2014

Honoree Year: 2013

Honoree Year: 2012

Honoree Year: 2011

Honoree Year: 2010


Dede Gilbert