• News Release: Glenarden Woods Elementary Named National Blue Ribbon School

    News Release: Glenarden Woods Elementary Named National Blue Ribbon School

    September 30, 2019
    For Immediate Release
    Office of Communications


    UPPER MARLBORO, MD – 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 in being recognized for outstanding academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups.

    Glenarden Woods was selected as a Maryland Blue Ribbon School last December. 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. “The Prince George’s County Public Schools 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.

    Glenarden Woods will receive the National Blue Ribbon School flag and an engraved plaque as symbols of excellence during USDE’s awards event on Nov. 15 at Gaylord National Resort and Conference Center in National Harbor.

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    About PGCPS:  Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS), the nation's 20th largest school district, has 206 schools and centers, more than 136,500 students and 22,000 employees. Under the leadership of CEO Dr. Monica Goldson and the Prince George's County Board of Education, the school system serves a diverse student population from urban, suburban and rural communities located in the Washington, DC suburbs. PGCPS is nationally recognized for college and career-readiness programs that provide students with unique learning opportunities, including dual enrollment and language immersion.