May 16, 2017
William Tyler Page Elementary School and John Poole Middle School have been selected as recipients of the 2017 U.S. Green Ribbon Schools Award. They are among 45 winning schools from across the nation.
The Green Ribbon Schools Award program, established in 2011, is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education and recognizes schools that save energy, reduce costs, feature environmentally sustainable learning spaces, protect health, foster wellness, and offer environmental education to boost academic achievement and community engagement.
Six other MCPS schools have received the national Green Ribbon Schools Award since its inception: Sligo Middle School in 2016, Northwest High School in 2015, Travilah Elementary School in 2014, Cedar Grove and Summit Hall elementary schools in 2013, and Francis Scott Key Middle School in 2012. MCPS also was selected as the recipient of the District Sustainability Award in 2013, which recognizes school systems that demonstrate a comprehensive approach to sustainability.
The 2017 Green Ribbon Schools Award was presented to 45 schools, nine districts, and nine postsecondary institutions.
U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools