One of Fairfax County’s public schools has been named a 2022 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education.
Mosaic Elementary (formerly Mosby Woods Elementary) was one of only seven (six public and one private) schools from Virginia to receive the 2022 honor.
Up to 420 schools can be recognized annually through the program, although the number was lower this year.
“Blue Ribbon Schools have gone above and beyond to keep students healthy and safe while meeting their academic, social, emotional and mental-health needs. These schools show what is possible to make an enduring, positive difference in students’ lives,” U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona said in a statement accompanying the announcement of honorees.
Now in its 39th year, the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program has bestowed approximately 10,000 awards to more than 9,000 schools. The Department of Education recognizes all schools in one of two performance categories, based on student scores (both overall and by sub-group) and graduation rates.