School Finance and District Support

Green Ribbon Schools

Launched by the U.S. Department of Education in 2011, the Green Ribbon Schools recognition program honors schools and districts that are exemplary in reducing environmental impact and costs, improving the health and wellness of students and staff, and delivering effective environmental and sustainability education that incorporates Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), civic skills, and green career pathways. Each year, Massachusetts selects one or more schools or districts to honor at the state level; those honorees are then elevated to the U.S. Department of Education where they will have the opportunity to be honored as a national Green Ribbon School/District.

Congratulations to our 2019 National Honorees: Boston Green Academy Horace Mann Charter School, Ipswich Middle-High School, and the Wellesley Public Schools!

All three of our Massachusetts Green Ribbon honorees have been selected as 2019 United States Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools! They will be celebrated at a U.S. Department of Education national ceremony in Washington, D.C. on September 25, 2019! Congratulations!


Past Winners from Massachusetts



  • None


  • Littleton Public Schools (District Award)


  • Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School
  • Hingham Public School District, Hingham High School
  • Cambridge Public Schools (District Award)


  • Boston Public Schools, Boston Latin School


  • Manchester-Essex Regional School District, Manchester-Essex Regional Middle High School
  • Quincy School District, Quincy High School
  • Acton-Boxborough Regional School District (District Award)
  • The Berkshire School in Sheffield, MA (private)

For more information, please contact:
Matthew Deninger, Acting Chief Strategy and Research Officer at DESE.

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