Clarksville Middle Named 2019 National Blue Ribbon School
September 26th, 2019
Today U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos recognized Clarksville Middle School as one of 362 National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2019. Clarksville Middle was selected for the Exemplary High Performing Schools category, which honors the state’s highest performing schools as measured by state assessments or nationally normed tests. Clarksville Middle was also honored as a National Blue Ribbon School in 2006, and with a State’s Blue Ribbon award for 2018-2019 and 2005-2006.
Clarksville Middle School received a five out of five star rating from the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) 2017-2018 School Report Card, which looks at factors such as academic achievement, rate of chronic absenteeism and access to a well-rounded curriculum. On state tests, 84.5 percent of Clarksville Middle School students scored as proficient or higher in math and 85.4 percent of students in English Language Arts.
“I’m delighted to celebrate Clarksville Middle School for earning a second National Blue Ribbon School award,” said Superintendent Michael J. Martirano. “Congratulations to Clarksville Middle’s staff, parents and students on this national recognition of their work to support student achievement.”
Other Howard County schools earning Blue Ribbon honors in prior years include Centennial Lane, Clarksville, Manor Woods and Waterloo elementary schools; Burleigh Manor, Ellicott Mills, Folly Quarter, Hammond and Lime Kiln middle schools; and River Hill High School.
The National Blue Ribbon Schools award affirms the hard work of educators, families and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students master challenging and engaging content. On November 14 and 15, the Department of Education will celebrate with the 2019 honorees at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. Photographs and brief descriptions of the 2019 National Blue Ribbon Schools are available on the U.S. Department of Education website.