Phoebe Apperson Hearst Awards

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The Phoebe Apperson Hearst Awards for innovation in family engagement, named after National PTA co-founder Phoebe Apperson Hearst, recognizes and celebrates achievement in building effective family-school partnerships.

The awards are presented to PTAs that have earned the National PTA School of Excellence designation and demonstrated outstanding success engaging families in student success and school improvements. The awards are the highest honor National PTA presents to effective family engagement.

2017 Award Recipients

  • Cobb Middle School PTA (Texas) - Phoebe Apperson Hearst Outstanding Family-School Partnership Award
  • Forest Park High School PTSA (Georgia) - Phoebe Apperson Hearst Family-School Partnership Award of Merit
  • MAST Academy PTSA (Florida) - Phoebe Apperson Hearst Family-School Partnership Award of Merit

2016 Award Recipients

  • Grafenwoehr Elementary PTA (Germany) – Phoebe Apperson Hearst Outstanding Family-School Partnership Award
  • Centennial Campus Magnet Middle School PTSA (North Carolina) – Phoebe Apperson Hearst Family-School Partnership Award of Merit
  • New Century Technology High School PTSA (Alabama) – Phoebe Apperson Hearst Family-School Partnership Award of Merit

2015 Award Recipients

  • Key Biscayne Community PTA (Florida) – Phoebe Apperson Hearst Outstanding Family-School Partnership Award 
  • Elkins Point Middle School PTSA (Georgia) – Phoebe Apperson Hearst Award of Merit 

2014 Award Recipients

2013 Award Recipients

  • Northrop High School PTSA (Indiana) - Phoebe Apperson Hearst Outstanding Family-School Partnership Award
  • Rainbow Elementary PTA (Alabama) - Phoebe Apperson Hearst Award of Merit
  • Paseo Hills PTSA (Arizona) - Phoebe Apperson Hearst Award of Merit
  • Douglas L. Jamerson Elementary PTA (Florida) - Phoebe Apperson Hearst Award of Merit
  • Milton High School PTSA (Georgia) - Phoebe Apperson Hearst Award of Merit

2012 Award Recipients

  • Mantua Elementary School PTA (Virginia) - Phoebe Apperson Hearst Outstanding Family-School Partnership Award
  • 23rd District PTA (California) - Phoebe Apperson Hearst Award of Merit
  • James G. Blaine Elementary PTA (Illinois) - Phoebe Apperson Hearst Award of Merit
  • Herberich Primary School PTA (Ohio) - Phoebe Apperson Hearst Award of Merit
  • Cache Elementary South PTA (Utah) - Phoebe Apperson Hearst Award of Merit

Visit PTA.org/Excellence for more info on the National PTA School of Excellence program.