The program honors public and private elementary, middle and high schools for their overall academic excellence and/or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. Sterling School is one of the 353 schools recognized in 2023.
Students, teachers, administrators and guests celebrated the school’s recognition on Sept. 19. Sterling School, located at 99 John McCarroll Way, serves around 700 students in 4K to eighth grade.
“It’s the recognition of all the hard work of everyone working together to really focus on each individual kid and seeing them succeed in this way is really gratifying for all of us,” said Dr. Josh Patterson, principal at Sterling School.
Superintendent Burke Royster said Sterling School sets the bar for Greenville County Schools, and in schools across South Carolina and the country.
“This is an incredible achievement for the students, staff and community at Sterling School,” Royster said. “Their commitment to student achievement and ability to foster growth have created a successful learning environment deserving of this national recognition.”
GCS has 18 previous National Blue Ribbon Schools winners including:
- A.J. Whittenberg Elementary (2020)
- Augusta Circle Elementary (1994)
- Bakers Chapel Elementary (1992)
- Bethel Elementary (1996 and 2016)
- Brushy Creek Elementary (1997)
- Buena Vista Elementary (1990)
- Crestview Elementary (2008)
- Hillcrest Middle (1985)
- League Academy (1983)
- Mauldin High (1985)
- Mitchell Road Elementary (2001, 2022)
- Oakview Elementary (2000 and 2006)
- Pelham Road Elementary (1997)
- Skyland Elementary (2017)
- Taylors Elementary (1997)
- Tigerville Elementary (2018)
- Wade Hampton High (2016)
To learn more about the award, visit greenville.k12.sc.us.