TEA Excited to Announce the Nomination of 26 Texas Schools as 2022 National Blue Ribbon Designees

AUSTIN, Texas – February 8, 2022 - The Texas Education Agency announced today the nomination of 26 Texas public schools as 2022 National Blue Ribbon School designees.

Initiated by the United States Department of Education (USDE) in 1982, the National Blue Ribbon Schools program recognizes public and private elementary, middle, and high schools that have high student achievement and/or highlights where exemplary progress has been made in closing achievement gaps among student subpopulations. Since the program’s founding, 9,000 schools across the nation have received this prestigious designation.

In the Lone Star State, public schools are considered for nomination based on student performance on the first administration of the previous year’s STAAR assessments, as well as College and Career data and Graduation rates if applicable. This year’s nominees highlight the diverse learning environments found across the state, with the inclusion of traditional elementary, middle, and high school campuses, along with magnet and early college high schools. These nominees also represent 12 of the state’s 20 Education Service Center regions, spanning from the Panhandle down to the Coastal Bend and from the Piney Woods of East Texas to the Plains of West Texas.

The nominated schools must now complete a rigorous application process conducted by the USDE. National award winners will be announced in September of 2022. Schools that receive the designation will be recognized at the National Blue Ribbon Schools Awards Ceremony in Washington, D.C.

For more information on how the state of Texas nominates campuses each year, please visit Texas Blue Ribbon Schools

The nominated schools in Texas for 2022 include the following honorees:

Exemplary High-Performing Schools

Kerr High SchoolAlief ISD
East ElementaryBrownwood ISD
School for the Talented and GiftedDallas ISD
School of Science and EngineeringDallas ISD
Devers ElementaryDevers ISD
Garden City ElementaryGlasscock County ISD
Grand Prairie Collegiate InstituteGrand Prairie ISD
Gruver ElementaryGruver ISD
Gruver Junior HighGruver ISD
Happy High SchoolHappy ISD
Early College High School at Midland CollegeMidland ISD
Nursery ElementaryNursery ISD
Vega ElementaryVega ISD

Exemplary Achievement-Gap-Closing Schools

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Bynum SchoolBynum ISD
Claude SchoolsClaude ISD
Dekalb ElementaryDekalb ISD
Terrell ElementaryDenison ISD
J L Everhart Magnet ElementaryLongview ISD
Muleshoe High SchoolMuleshoe ISD
Smyer SchoolsSmyer ISD
Somerset ElementarySomerset ISD
Sonora Secondary SchoolSonora ISD
Springlake-Earth Elementary/Middle SchoolSpringlake-Earth ISD

Valley Mills ISD
Wink ElementaryWink-Loving ISD