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Glenarden Woods Elementary Celebrates National Blue Ribbon!

Glenarden Woods Elementary Celebrates National Blue Ribbon!

  • In the News |
  • November 20, 2019

After being selected as a Maryland Blue Ribbon School in 2018, Glenarden Woods Elementary has been named a 2019 “Exemplary High Performing School” in the U.S. Department of Education’s (USDE) National Blue Ribbon Schools Program!

The school joins 361 public and private schools across the nation recognized for outstanding academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups.

The school was previously honored as a National Blue Ribbon School in 2006.

“Glenarden Woods has a long history of excellence in teaching and learning. Strong leadership combined with high expectations for academic achievement among students, families and staff continues to ensure student success,” said Dr. Monica Goldson, Chief Executive Officer. “Our community commends Glenarden Woods for creating a culture of success and earning the highest honor in education.”

Glenarden Woods serves nearly 500 students and offers a Talented And Gifted (TAG) program that emphasizes science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM). The school’s renovated “green” building earned LEED certification for its energy-efficient features. Two Destination Imagination teams have participated in global competitions and its Science Bowl teams have won four championships. Glenarden Woods also partners with Bowie State University to develop the next generation of teachers.