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West Orange, Scotch Plains-Fanwood Among 9 Districts with Blue Ribbon Awards from the U.S. Department of Education

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The New Jersey Department of Education announced that nine New Jersey schools earned the national Blue Ribbon award for high student achievement.  

The U.S. Department of Education today announced the recipients of the award, which recognizes schools for overall academic performance.

“We are always glad to celebrate the success of our New Jersey schools and acknowledge their commitment to teaching and learning.  New Jersey is one of the top states for education because our schools focus on improving the outcomes for all students,” said Dr. Angelica Allen-McMillan, Acting Commissioner of Education.  

“I applaud the nine newest Blue Ribbon Schools for their focus on students’ well-being and achievement.” 

National Blue Ribbon Schools are honored at an annual awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., where each receives a plaque and flag to signify its exemplary status.

Details of the schools that received the Blue Ribbon designation are provided on the U.S. Department of Education's website.

The New Jersey schools receiving the 2022 National Blue Ribbon Schools designation include:






Cliffside Park School District

School #4


Englewood Cliffs School District

Upper School


Gloucester Township Public Schools

Glendora Elementary School


West Orange Public Schools

Redwood Elementary School


Hopewell Valley Regional School District

Stony Brook Elementary School


Metuchen Public School District

Edgar Middle School


Marlboro Township School District

Frank Defino Central Elementary School


Randolph Township School District

Center Grove School


Scotch Plains-Fanwood School District

William J. McGinn Elementary School