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Department recognizes 68 schools with Purple Star Awards

8/30/2021

The Ohio Department of Education is proud to announce that 68 Ohio schools received Purple Star designations this school year. The Purple Star designation for military-friendly schools recognizes schools that show a significant commitment to serving students and families connected to our nation’s armed forces. A Purple Star school receives the designation for three years, after which the school can reapply.

Twenty-three Ohio schools received the esteemed award for the first time, and 45 schools earned renewal after three years as dedicated Purple Star schools. All awardees demonstrate a commitment to meeting the unique social, emotional and academic needs of Ohio’s military-connected youth. The list of statewide awardees is available on the Department’s Purple Star School webpage. Purple Star awardees receive a special Purple Star recognition to display in their buildings.