US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has recognized Johnson Elementary School as one of 367 National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2020; it’s just one of five public elementary schools in Georgia to receive the honor, this according to an FCS media release.
Recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups.
Secretary DeVos congratulated all of this year’s awardees, enthusing, “It’s a privilege to recognize the extraordinary work you do to meet students’ needs and prepare them for successful careers and meaningful lives.”
Johnson Elementary was previously named a National Blue Ribbon School in 2010.
Due to COVID-19, the 2020 National Blue Ribbon Schools awards ceremony will take place virtually; it is scheduled for November 12th and 13th. Each of the schools will receive plaques and flags via mail.