Spanberger Congratulates Nuckols Farm Elementary School in Henrico on National Blue Ribbon Award

HENRICO, V.A. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today celebrated a school in Virginia’s Seventh District being recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School for 2022 by the U.S. Department of Education. The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program annually honors public and private elementary, middle, and high schools for their overall academic excellence or their progress in closing achievement gaps among student groups.

Nuckols Farm Elementary School in Henrico County was awarded the National Blue Ribbon award for academic excellence — considered the highest honor a school can receive. This award is a sought after achievement with strong national competition. Nuckols Farm Elementary School is one of 297 schools across the nation — and seven schools in Virginia — that achieved this year’s award for the academic success of their students.

“I applaud the hard work of the students, faculty, and staff at Nuckols Farm Elementary School for their continued commitment to academic excellence and fostering a safe and effective learning environment,” said Spanberger. “This award is rightfully deserved for years of dedication, care, and determination by students and faculty. Nuckols Farm Elementary School is a shining example not only for our community, but for the Commonwealth and entire country. Congratulations to the students and faculty of Nuckols Farm Elementary School for their fantastic achievement.”

Click here to view the full list of 2022 National Blue Ribbon Schools.


Throughout its 40 year history, the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program has bestowed more than 10,000 awards to over 9,000 schools, with some schools winning multiple awards. The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program affirms the hard work of students, educators, families, and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students master challenging content. The award flag gracing a school’s building has been widely recognized by everyone — from parents to policymakers — as a symbol of exemplary teaching and learning. This year’s awardees will be eligible again for nomination in five years.


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