Congratulations to Woods Elementary and Granite Ridge Intermediate, both of which received the 2022 National Blue Ribbon School Award in Washington, D.C. in November! They are the only schools from the Valley that earned this national award and are among just 29 California schools selected for this recognition.
“This prestigious honor is a direct reflection of the hard work and dedication from the students, staff and Granite Ridge community,” said Granite Ridge Intermediate Principal Josh Shapiro, Ed.D. “The commitment to excellence and providing a high quality education where individuals can grow in Mind, Body and Spirit is the foundation of our success. Granite Ridge Intermediate is grateful for all the individuals who contributed to achieving this esteemed award.”
Woods Elementary Principal Cecelia Dansby said, “ We have a phenomenal team who go above and beyond to prioritize the academic, social, and emotional need of our students. Earning this prestigious award is the result of years of hard work combined with the gracious support of our entire Woods community. It is an honor and a privilege to be a part of such an incredible school.”
The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program recognizes public and private elementary, middle, and high schools for overall academic excellence, as well as closing achievement and opportunity gaps. The recognition affirms the hard work of students, educators, families and communities in creating environments where students feel safe, welcomed, and can master challenging and engaging content.