Fort Zumwalt South High School has been named a National Blue Ribbon School for 2023. This recognition from the U.S. Department of Education is based on a school’s overall academic performance or progress in closing achieve-ment gaps among student groups on assessments.
“The honorees for our 2023 National Blue Ribbon Schools Award have set a national example for what it means to raise the bar in education,” said U.S. Secre-tary of Education Miguel Cardona. “We take tremendous pride in the achievements of these schools and their commitment to empowering educators, serving students, and engaging families.”
National Blue Ribbon School leaders articulate a vision of excellence and hold everyone to high standards. They demonstrate effective and innovative teaching and learning, and the schools value and support teachers and staff through meaningful professional learning.
Since 2015, South High has been recognized at a national level for its academic excellence. In addition, students in extracurricular programs such as girls and boys soccer, cheer, dance, Science Bowl, DECA and FBLA and in the performing arts have achieved at very high levels, bringing home state and national titles. The student body’s work to give back to the community is on full display in volunteer projects throughout the school year.