Franklin Elementary Recognized as a 2017 National Blue Ribbon School

Posted by Emily Schaffer on 9/29/2017 9:00:00 AM

U.S. Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, announced on Thursday, September 28, that Franklin Elementary School has been named a 2017 National Blue Ribbon School. Franklin is one among 292 public and 50 private schools receiving this honor, and one of only 18 schools in Pennsylvania.


Franklin Elementary is home to approximately 380 students in grades K-5, and was previously named a Blue Ribbon School in 1985.

National Blue Ribbon Schools are on the education’s cutting edge, pioneering innovative education practices from professional learning communities and project-based learning to social and emotional learning and positive behavior systems. Schools are nominated by the state department of education and then complete a comprehensive application about school practices. Franklin was nominated as an “Exemplary High Performing” school, which are among the top schools in the state.


“We are proud to accept this esteemed honor that serves as a testament to the collaborative efforts of a talented and dedicated staff, hardworking and persistent students, and an involved and supportive community that is committed to doing good things for kids in a positive and healthy school environment,” shared Franklin Elementary Principal Jeff Anderchak.


Carson Middle, Ingomar Middle, Marshall Middle, NA Intermediate High, and NA Senior High have also been named Blue Ribbon Schools in the past.


The District plans to send representatives to attend the National Blue Ribbon Schools awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. in early November.