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National PTA School of Excellence

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National PTA School of Excellence is a recognition program that supports and celebrates partnerships between PTAs and schools to enrich the educational experience and overall well-being for all students.

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Enrollment for the 2017-2018 school year now open!



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What Does it Take to Become a National PTA School of Excellence?

By enrolling in this program, your PTA and school administrators are making a year-long commitment in identifying and implementing an action plan for school improvement based on PTA's National Standards for Family-School Partnerships.  

To accomplish this, you will:

  • Administer National PTA's baseline, pre-survey to your school community and submit the results
  • Analyze survey findings to create an action plan
  • Receive customized tools, resources and training from National PTA to assist in your efforts
  • Administer National PTA's post-survey to your school community
  • Submit a final application including your post-survey results and a narrative

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Schools that exhibit improvement are honored as National PTA Schools of Excellence, a distinction that spans two years.  

Honorees receive celebration tools well as automatic consideration for the Phoebe Apperson Hearst award of $2000 for their schools. 

After two years, schools are able and encouraged to renew their designation.

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National School of Excellence Award Recipients

Read success stories from past recipients in the 2016 School of Excellence Report.

Read the Full Report

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Contact excellence@pta.org or call (800)307-4782 for more information.