The 2022 National Blue Ribbon Schools are:
- Culloden Elementary School
- Evans Elementary School
- C.W. Shipley Elementary School
These schools embody models of effective practices and are recognized within one of two performance categories based on all student assessment scores, subgroup student scores and graduation rates:
Exemplary High-Performing Schools: These schools rank among the highest-performing schools in the state, measured by state assessments or nationally normed tests.
Exemplary Achievement Gap-Closing Schools: These schools rank among the highest-performing schools in the state in closing achievement gaps between a subgroup and the overall student population of a school.
Culloden Elementary School, Evans Elementary School and C.W. Shipley Elementary School are all recognized as Exemplary High-Performing Schools. C.W. Shipley also earned National Blue Ribbon status in 2014 and Evans Elementary in 2015. This is the first Blue Ribbon recognition for Culloden Elementary.
“I applaud all the honorees for the 2022 National Blue Ribbon Schools Award for creating vibrant, welcoming and affirming school communities where students can learn, grow, reach their potential and achieve their dreams,” said Secretary Cardona. “As our country continues to recover from the pandemic, we know that our future will only be as strong as the education we provide to all of our children. Blue Ribbon Schools have gone above and beyond to keep students healthy and safe while meeting their academic, social, emotional and mental health needs. These schools show what is possible to make an enduring, positive difference in students’ lives.”
“West Virginia students are our greatest resource and by prioritizing student achievement, we prepare them for a productive and successful journey beyond their PK-12 experience,” said State Superintendent of Schools David L. Roach. “These schools represent a passion for student development and success by fostering a love for learning. I am proud of these school communities for ranking among the highest-performing schools in our state.”
The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program began in 1982 with the first awards announced in 1983. To date, 96 schools in West Virginia have won the honor. This year’s class represents a total of 10,000 awards to more than 9,000 schools. Up to 420 schools may be nominated each year. Photographs and brief descriptions of the 2022 National Blue Ribbon Schools are available at https://www.nationalblueribbonschools.ed.gov/.
For media inquiries, contact Christy Day, West Virginia Department of Education Office of Communications, at 304-558-2699 or Christy.Day@k12.wv.us.