Lucy V. Barnsley Elementary School is a 2020 National Blue Ribbon School! The recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. Barnsley is one of just 367 schools recognized as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2020. Click here to read the U.S. Department of Education press release. Click here to watch the video announcement. Click here for the MCPS announcement. 

Lucy V. Barnsley Elementary School is a Maryland Blue Ribbon School! The Blue Ribbon Schools Program is a national and state program that recognizes and honors elementary, middle, and high schools that exhibit high performance and/ or significant improvement in student achievement. Reducing the achievement gap for disadvantaged students is also a criterion. Up to six Maryland Blue Ribbon Schools are identified each year by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE). Read more about this honor in this letter from Mr. Winter and in the official press release.

Read about our Blue Ribbon Ceremony in Bethesda Magazine!