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Ronald McNair Elementary Named 2017 National Blue Ribbon School

Ronald McNair Elementary School in Germantown has been selected a 2017 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE). The winners of the award were announced on Thursday, Sept. 28.

McNair is one of six schools in Maryland and two in Montgomery County to earn the National Blue Ribbon title. The other MCPS school is Farmland Elementary School in Rockville.

The National Blue Ribbon program recognizes public and private schools based on their overall academic excellence or their progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. The students in each of these schools are high achievers in reading and mathematics, and many serve a significant number of economically disadvantaged students. McNair and Farmland are the 38th and 39th schools in MCPS to be named National Blue Ribbon Schools.