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Nation Ford HS Named Blue Ribbon School
Nation Ford High School Named 2020 National Blue Ribbon School
Posted on 09/24/2020
  • Nation Ford High School has been named a 2020 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education. U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today recognized 367 schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2020. The recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. Nation Ford High School is one of only six schools in South Carolina to receive the designation for 2020.

    “Congratulations to this year’s National Blue Ribbon School awardees,” said Secretary DeVos. “It’s a privilege to recognize the extraordinary work you do to meet students’ needs and prepare them for successful careers and meaningful lives.”

    The coveted National Blue Ribbon Schools award affirms the hard work of educators, families and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students master challenging and engaging content.  

    The Education Department recognizes all schools in one of two performance categories, based on all student scores, student subgroup scores and graduation rates:
    • • Exemplary High Performing Schools – These are among their state’s highest performing schools as measured by state assessments or nationally normed tests. 
      • Exemplary Achievement Gap Closing Schools – These are among their state’s highest performing in closing achievement gaps between a school’s student groups and all students. 
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  • The U.S. Education Department invites National Blue Ribbon School nominations from the top education official in all states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, the Department of Defense Education Activity, and the Bureau of Indian Education. Private schools are nominated by the Council for American Private Education (CAPE).

    The 2020 National Blue Ribbon Schools Awards Ceremony will be held virtually on Nov. 12 and 13.