Cory Elementary Named One of the Best Schools in the Nation!

Posted September 28, 2016

U.S. Secretary of Education, John B. King, Jr., announced today that Cory Elementary has been named a 2016 National Blue Ribbon School. Cory is one among 279 public and 50 private schools in the nation receiving this honor.

Schools are nominated for the award by the state department of education, and then complete a comprehensive application about school practices. Schools may apply for status as Exemplary High Performing—among the top schools in a state—or Exemplary Achievement Gap Closing—schools making the fastest progress in their state in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups.  Cory has been named an Exemplary High Performing School.  

Jennifer Harris (Principal) and Brendan Doyle (1st Grade Teacher) will represent Cory at a two-day awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., to celebrate the team’s hard-won achievement. We are thankful to the Cory Crew (staff), parents, and most importantly, the students for continuing to make Cory the BEST school on the planet!

Special thank you to the following Cory Team Members who worked tirelessly on our application for this prestigious award: Brendan Doyle (1st Grade), Kara Fuchs (1st Grade), Patty Kozma (3rd Grade), Diana Golden (3rd Grade), Caleb Melamed (4th/5th Literacy), Betsy Sturges (Reading Intervention), Dawn Miller (Library/Technology) and Angela Alexander (Visual Arts).

For more information about the National Blue Ribbon Schools program, please visit

Also, be sure to check out the video announcement from Secretary King here: