Etowah HS was named a 2010 National Blue Ribbon School today (Sept. 9) by the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE), one of 304 schools in the Nation to receive the elite recognition. The award honors public and private elementary, middle and high schools whose students achieve at very high levels or have made significant progress and helped close gaps in achievement especially among disadvantaged and minority students. Etowah HS won in the category for high achievement regardless of student background. These are schools ranked among the state’s highest performing schools as measured by their performance on state assessments. The USDOE has sought out schools to be recognized for the program since 1982. This is Cherokee County School District’s (CCSD) second high school to be named a Blue Ribbon School; Sequoyah HS won the honor in 2005. Please see attached information for more details.