Thursday, September 26, 2019

Adam Baker
Press Secretary
(317) 232-0550


INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Department of Education today congratulated the Indiana recipients of the U.S. Department of Education’s (USDOE) Blue Ribbon Schools Award. 

“Creating learning environments for student success begins with a commitment to academic excellence from entire school communities,” said State Superintendent Dr. Jennifer McCormick. “I congratulate Indiana’s Blue Ribbon Schools for their dedication to student achievement and growth. Their work in establishing and maintaining high academic expectations deserves this national recognition.”

Created in 1982, the Blue Ribbon Schools Program honors public and private elementary, middle, and high schools that are either high-performing or have improved student achievement – especially among disadvantaged students. Each year, USDOE awards schools whose students attain and maintain academic excellence. The Blue Ribbon program is part of a larger national effort to identify and disseminate knowledge about best school leadership and teaching practices. In November, awarded schools will be formally recognized at state and national receptions.

The following schools are Indiana recipients of the 2019 Blue Ribbon Schools Award:

  • Brownsburg West Middle School – Brownsburg Community School Corporation
  • Ferdinand Elementary School – Southeast Dubois County School Corporation
  • Holland Elementary School – Southwest Dubois County School Corporation
  • Lincoln Trail Elementary School – North Spencer County School Corporation
  • Loge Elementary School – Warrick County School Corporation
  • Mohawk Trails Elementary School – Carmel Clay Schools
  • Unionville Elementary School – Monroe County Community School Corporation
  • Van Buren Elementary School – Plainfield Community School Corporation

For more information on the Blue Ribbon Schools Program, please visit: To learn more about Indiana’s participation in the Blue Ribbon Schools Program, please visit: