Blue Ribbon Schools
Each year, the New Jersey Department of Education nominates public schools that meet the eligibility requirements provided by the U.S. Department of Education. Nominated schools are then invited to apply by the U.S. Department of Education.
The Distinguished Schools Program is sponsored by the National Association of ESEA State Program Administrators. Only two (2) schools per state are selected each year as National ESEA Distinguished Schools, making this award an especially prestigious honor.