Manor Woods Elementary School Named 2016–2017 Maryland Blue Ribbon School
The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) named Manor Woods Elementary School a 2016–2017 Maryland Blue Ribbon School on Monday, December 5th. Manor Woods Elementary School is one of only six Maryland public schools out of 1424 public schools in the state to receive the State’s Blue Ribbon award this year.
New Blue Ribbon Schools were recognized on the basis of rigorous state and national requirements for high achievement and significant improvement developed by MSDE and the U.S. Department of Education. All of the six schools scored in the top 15 percent of schools on state tests. The awarded schools are high achievers in reading and mathematics, and economically disadvantaged schools exceeding norms and dramatically closing achievement gaps of their students in reading and mathematics.
Maryland Blue Ribbon Schools go on to compete for National Blue Ribbon Awards, which will be announced by the U.S. Department of Education next September. As part of the award, each school will receive a Maryland Blue Ribbon Flag, a monetary prize, interactive technology equipment, $1,000 of office supplies, and a school congratulations party. The Maryland House of Delegates and the Senate will honor each Blue Ribbon School at an awards dinner in Annapolis on March 13, 2017.
Congratulations to the entire Manor Woods’ community. This recognition is the result of many years of combined efforts from the staff and community.