(WJBK) - Thirteen schools in Michigan have received National Blue Ribbon honors for 2017.
The program recognizes public and private elementary, middle and high schools where students achieve very high learning standards or are making notable improvements in closing the achievement gap.
The program is in its 35th year and more than 8,500 schools have been named National Blue Ribbon Schools. An awards ceremony is scheduled Nov. 6-7 in Washington.
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says "National Blue Ribbon Schools are active demonstrations of preparing every child for a bright future."
The Michigan schools are in Rochester Hills, Byron Center, Otsego, Boon, Canton, Saginaw, Dearborn, Ann Arbor, Grosse Pointe, Jenison and St. Joseph. You can see a full list of the schools below.
- Brewster Elementary School, Rochester Community School District
- Countryside Elementary School, Byron Center Public Schools
- Dix Street Elementary, Otsego Public Schools
- Forest View Elementary School, Cadillac Area Public Schools
- Gallimore Elementary School, Plymouth-Canton Community Schools
- Hamlin Elementary School, Rochester Community School District
- Handley School, Saginaw City School District
- Iris Becker Elementary School, Dearborn City School District
- John Allen School, Ann Arbor Public Schools
- Lewis Maire Elementary School, Grosse Pointe Public School
- Lincoln School, St. Joseph Public Schools
- Pinewood School, Jenison Public Schools
- Rochester Adams High School, Rochester Community School District
You can read more from the State of Michigan's website here.