Middle College at Austin Peay State University has been recognized as a 2023 National Blue Ribbon School! The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program recognizes schools based on their overall academic excellence or their progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. Every year, the U. S. Department of Education seeks out and celebrates great American schools, schools demonstrating that all students can achieve to high levels. For context, out of approximately 1,700 public schools in the state of Tennessee, this year only 6 schools received this honor: 4 elementaries, 1 middle school, and Middle College at APSU was the only high school awarded. Nationally, 313 schools out of approximately 90,000 public schools were recognized, which is approximately 0.35% of schools both statewide and nationally.
The coveted National Blue Ribbon School award affirms the hard work of students, educators, families, and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students master challenging and engaging content. The National Blue Ribbon School flag gracing an entry or flying overhead is a widely recognized symbol of exemplary teaching and learning.
Congratulations to the students, faculty, staff, and administration at Middle College at APSU on this outstanding achievement, and we appreciate Austin Peay State University for our strong partnership!!