The National PTA has recognized 351 schools and PTAs from across the country as 2020-22 National PTA Schools of Excellence for their leadership and accomplishments nationwide in building strong, effective family-school partnerships. The schools and PTAs represent 37 states and three Department of Defense schools in Germany. Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools have five representatives on that list. They are Jacob G. Smith Elementary PTA, STEM Academy at Bartlett PTSA, Hesse K8 PTA, Pooler Elementary PTA and New Hampstead High School PTSA.
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.
Through the National PTA School of Excellence program, PTAs partner with their schools to examine how families feel the school measures up to the research-based indicators of the National Standards for Family-School Partnerships. PTAs and schools then work together to address barriers and open up new ways for families to support student success. The National PTA School of Excellence designation is awarded when a PTA and school have achieved a high level of family engagement or when a PTA and school have made substantive, positive improvement in families' perceptions since the beginning of the year.