Warner Arts Magnet Elementary earns 2021 recognition as a Beacon School from Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (February 23, 2021) – Warner Arts Magnet Elementary School has been named a 2021 Blue Ribbon Beacon School by the national Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence program.

Based on the Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence assessment process, Warner Arts has met the required criteria in the nine performance areas of high-performing schools:

  • Student Focus and Support
  • School Organization and Culture
  • Challenging Standards and Curriculum
  • Active Teaching and Learning
  • Technology and Integration
  • Professional Community
  • Leadership and Educational Vitality
  • School, Family, and Community Partnerships
  • Indicators of Success

In addition to the comprehensive review process for the nine performance areas, Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence also completed stakeholder surveys, interviews, and school visits.

“This is a huge honor, not only for Warner Arts Magnet Elementary but for our entire school community, especially during a pandemic,” said Warner’s principal, Dr. Ricki Gibbs, who plans to celebrate with the school’s students and staff. “It recognizes on a national level our commitment to continuous school improvement and excellence. It is a testament to our students and families, school leaders, community partners, and of course our exceptional teachers.” 

“The Warner team continues to take huge leaps forward year after year, no matter what they’re dealing with, no matter whether learning takes place in person or virtually,” said Dr. Sharon Griffin, Chief of Innovation for Metro Nashville Public Schools. “Congratulations to Dr. Gibbs and everyone at Warner on this wonderful recognition.”

Dr. Judy Warden Fields, CEO of Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence, a nonprofit organization, applauded Dr. Gibbs and the teachers at Warner Arts Magnet Elementary for their courage, collaborative spirit, and commitment to excellence in ensuring all students get the education they deserve – all while dealing with the disruptions of a global pandemic. 

Metro Schools celebrates the work of the faculty, staff, and administration of Warner Arts Magnet in providing a high-quality education for all students and achieving this well-deserved recognition.

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