The Best Communities for Music Education survey acknowledges schools and districts across the United States for their commitment to and support of music education.
NAMM Foundation and University of Kansas Recognize 388 School Districts and 120 Individual Schools with 2015 Best Community Designation
In its 16th year, the program singles out districts for outstanding efforts by teachers, administrators, parents, students and community leaders to make music education accessible to all students.
In addition to the 388 districts receiving Best Communities for Music Education recognition, 120 individual schools across the nation are being awarded the Support Music Merit Award (SMMA), which recognizes support for school-based music education programs.
Music teachers, parents, school administrators, and board members were invited to complete the refined and revised online survey.Throughout the survey’s 16-year history, many districts have reported that making the “Best Communities” list has helped efforts to preserve and advance their music education programs.
“As our school district has just undergone one of the largest mergers in the history of U.S. public education, this designation helped us to protect the quality music programs and teachers in our community,” said Dr. Dru Davison, fine arts advisor for Shelby County Schools in TN. “It was extremely valuable.”
In 2014 the NAMM Foundation designated 376 school districts as Best Communities for Music Education, and 96 individual schools earned the 2014 SupportMusic Merit Award for providing students with access to comprehensive music education. – Read More Here
The New Jersey Arts Education Partnership would like to congratulate the 27 NJ School Districts that received the designation!
Bergenfield Public Schools Bergenfield NJ
Deptford Township Public Schools Deptford NJ
Hopewell Valley Regional School District Pennington NJ
Jefferson Township Public Schools Lake Hopatcong NJ
Kinnelon School District Kinnelon NJ
Lawrence Township Public Schools Lawrenceville NJ
Linden Public Schools Linden NJ
Madison Public Schools Madison NJ
Metuchen School District Metuchen NJ
Midland Park Public Schools Midland Park NJ
Millville Public Schools Millville NJ
New Brunswick Public Schools New Brunswick NJ
New Providence School District New Providence NJ
Nutley Public Schools Nutley NJ
Paramus Public Schools Paramus NJ
Paterson Public Schools Paterson NJ
Randolph Township Schools Randolph NJ
Ridgefield Public Schools Ridgefield NJ
South Brunswick School District Monmouth Junction NJ
Stafford Township School District Manahawkin NJ
The School District of South Orange and Maplewood Maplewood NJ
Township Of Union Board Of Education Union NJ
Vernon Township School District Vernon NJ
West Essex Regional School District North Caldwell NJ
West Milford Township Public Schools West Milford NJ
West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District West Windsor NJ
Westwood Regional School District Township of Washington NJ
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