U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools Announced

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US Department of Education

May 16, 2018
Contact: Press Office
(202) 401-1576 or press@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools Announced

Award Honors Schools, Districts and Postsecondary Institutions for Reducing Environmental Impact and Costs, Improving Health and Wellness, Offering Effective Sustainability Education

The U.S. Department of Education today released the names of the 2018 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools, District Sustainability Awardees, and Postsecondary Sustainability Awardees. Across the country, 46 schools, six districts, and six postsecondary institutions are being honored for their innovative efforts to reduce environmental impact and utility costs, improve health and wellness, and ensure effective sustainability education. A state education official was also honored for her efforts to advance school sustainability in the state of Florida.

“I commend each school, district and institution of higher education for their efforts to create a healthy, safe and cost-efficient learning environment for students, faculty and staff,” said U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos.  “These schools have done innovative work to help prepare students for the challenges of the 21st Century while also teaching them how to be good stewards of the environment.” 

The honorees were named from a pool of candidates nominated by 25 states and the Department of Defense Department of Education Activity. The selectees include 40 public schools, including two magnet schools and two charter schools, as well as six nonpublic schools. Forty-five percent of the 2018 honorees serve a disadvantaged student body.

The list of all selected schools, districts, colleges, and universities, as well as their nomination packages, can be found here. A report with highlights on the 58 honorees can be found here. More information on the federal recognition award can be found here. Resources for all schools to move toward the three Pillars can be found here.

Following is the list of 2018 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools, District Sustainability Award, and Postsecondary Sustainability Award honorees:


Legacy Elementary School

Madison, AL

Woodland Forrest Elementary School

Tuscaloosa, AL

Jacksonville State University

Jacksonville, AL



Monterey Road Elementary School

Atascadero, CA

Top of the World Elementary School

Laguna Beach, CA

Maple Village Waldorf School

Long Beach, CA

Jack London Community Day School

Valley Glen, CA

Tahoe Truckee Unified School District

Truckee, CA



Central High School

Grand Junction, CO

Mackintosh Academy

Littleton, CO



Western Connecticut Academy for International Studies Elementary Magnet School

Danbury, CT



Emalea P. Warner Elementary School

Wilmington, DE


Department of Defense Education Activity

Spangdahlem Middle School

Spangdahlem, Germany



Gove Elementary School

Belle Glade, FL



Charles R. Drew Charter School

Atlanta, GA

Godley Station K-8 School

Savannah, GA

Saddle Ridge Elementary Middle School

Rock Springs, GA

Lanier High School

Sugar Hill, GA

Georgia Southern University

Statesboro, GA



Honowai Elementary School

Waipahu, HI



Monroe Elementary School

Hinsdale, IL

Southside Occupational Academy

Chicago, IL

Wolcott School

Chicago, IL

University of Illinois at Chicago

Chicago, IL


St. Columbkille Elementary School

Dubuque, IA



Manhattan-Ogden Unified School District

Manhattan, KS



Meadowthorpe Elementary School

Lexington, KY



Newport Mill Middle School

Kensington, MD

Manchester Valley High School

Manchester, MD



Arlington Public Schools

Arlington, MA

Mendon-Upton Regional School District

Mendon, MA



North Park Elementary School

Fridley, MN

Moreland Arts and Health Science Magnet School

West St. Paul, MN

River’s Edge Academy School

St. Paul, MN

Gustavus Adolphus College

St. Peter, MN



Bellerive Elementary School

Creve Coeur, MO

Green Trails Elementary School

Chesterfield, MO

W.W. Keysor Elementary School

Kirkwood, MO

St. Louis University High School

St. Louis, MO



Superior School District

Superior, MT


New Jersey

Highland Regional High School

Blackwood, NJ

North Brunswick Township High School

Brunswick, NJ


New York

Park Avenue Elementary School

Warwick, NY

Warwick Valley High School

Warwick, NY



Magnificat High School

Rocky River, OH



Wexford Elementary School

Wexford, PA

Mt. Lebanon High School

Pittsburgh, PA


Rhode Island

Potter-Burns Elementary School

Pawtucket, RI

The University of Rhode Island

Kingston, RI



Lanier Middle School

Fairfax, VA

Henry County Public Schools

Collinsville, VA



Broad View Elementary School

Oak Harbor, WA

Carnation Elementary School

Carnation, WA

Eatonville Elementary School

Eatonville, WA

Weyerhaeuser Elementary School

Eatonville, WA



Brooklyn Elementary School

Oregon, WI

Oregon Middle School

Oregon, WI

Gateway Technical College

Kenosha, WI