2017 State Schools and Districts of Character 80 schools and 6 districts have been designated as State Schools of Character for 2017. Each year, Character.org and its state affiliates select schools and districts that demonstrate a dedicated focus on character development that has a true positive impact on academic achievement, student behavior, and school climate.

State Schools of Character
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School Name City State
ARIZONA
Imagine Desert West
Phoenix Arizona
Imagine East Mesa
Mesa Arizona
Imagine Prep Surprise
Surprise Arizona
CALIFORNIA
Wells Middle School
Dublin California
COLORADO
Imagine Charter School at Firestone
Firestone Colorado
Parker Core Knowledge Charter School
Parker Colorado
CONNECTICUT
Breakthrough Magnet School
Hartford Connecticut
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Sheridan School
Washington District Of Columbia
FLORIDA
Imagine Schools Chancellor Campus
Boynton Beach Florida
Imagine Land O Lakes
Land O Lakes Florida
Ridgecrest Elementary School
Largo Florida
GEORGIA
Liberty Elementary School
Canton Georgia
IDAHO
Betty Kiefer Elementary
Rathdrum Idaho
ILLINOIS
Belleville Public Schools District #118
Belleville Illinois
Freeburg Primary Center
Joliet Illinois
St. Mary of the Angels School
Chicago Illinois
INDIANA
Christel House Academy, South
Indianapolis Indiana
KANSAS
McClure Elementary School
Topeka Kansas
KENTUCKY
Mount Sterling Elementary
Mt. Sterling Kentucky
MARYLAND
Jacobsville Elementary School
Pasadena Maryland
Kent County High School
Worton Maryland
North Caroline High School
Ridgely Maryland
Piney Ridge Elementary School
Sykesville Maryland
Warren Elementary
Cockeysville Maryland
MICHIGAN
Ernest W. Seaholm High School
Birmingham Michigan
James R. Geisler Middle School
Commerce Township Michigan
MISSOURI
Alma Schrader Elementary School
Cape Girardeau Missouri
Carman Trails Elementary
Manchester Missouri
Green Pines Elementary
Wildwood Missouri
Green Trails Elementary
Chesterfield Missouri
Lindbergh Early Childhood Education
St. Louis Missouri
Parkway Northeast Middle School
Creve Coeur Missouri
Parkway Southwest Middle School
Manchester Missouri
Stanton Elementary
Fenton Missouri
Wild Horse Elementary
Chesterfield Missouri
NEW JERSEY
A. Russell Knight Elementary School
Cherry Hill New Jersey
Alexander Denbo Elementary School
Browns Mills New Jersey
Bret Harte Elementary School
Cherry Hill New Jersey
Broad Street School
Bridgeton New Jersey
Burlington County Alternative School
Mount Laurel New Jersey
Campbell Elementary School
Metuchen New Jersey
Cinnaminson Middle School
Cinnaminson New Jersey
Essex County North 13th Street Tech High School
Newark New Jersey
Frank J. Smith School
East Hanover New Jersey
Harrison Elementary School
Roselle New Jersey
Helen A. Fort/ Marcus Newcomb Middle School
Pemberton New Jersey
Howard L. Emmons Lower Elementary School
Pemberton New Jersey
Jonas Salk Middle School
Old Bridge New Jersey
Mahala F. Atchison School
Tinton Falls
New Jersey
Merriam Avenue School
Newton
New Jersey
Morgan Elementary School
Hamilton New Jersey
New Brunswick Middle School
New Brunswick
New Jersey
Paradise Knoll School
Oak Ridge
New Jersey
Somerset Intermediate School
North PlainField New Jersey
Tinton Falls Middle School
Tinton Falls New Jersey
Toms River High School East
Toms River New Jersey
Whitehouse Elementary School
Whitehouse Station New Jersey
Yardville School
Hamilton
New Jersey
NEW YORK
West Patent Elementary School
Bedford Hills New York
NORTH CAROLINA
Erwin Montessori Elem
Greensboro North Carolina
Grimsley High School
Greensboro North Carolina
James Benson Dudley High School
Greensboro North Carolina
Oak View Elementary School
High Point North Carolina
Sedalia Elementary
Sedalia North Carolina
Southwest Elementary
High Point North Carolina
Sumner Elementary School
Greensboro North Carolina
OKLAHOMA
Dove Science Academy - Tulsa
Tulsa Oklahoma
Dove Science Academy Elementary
Oklahoma City Oklahoma
Dove Science Academy OKC
Oklahoma City Oklahoma
Eisenhower High School
Lawton Oklahoma
Pryor Junior High
Pryor Oklahoma
Whittier Elementary
Muskogee Oklahoma
SOUTH CAROLINA
Harrisburg Elementary School
Indian Land South Carolina
TEXAS
Clear Lake City Elementary
Houston Texas
Indian Springs Elementary
El Paso Texas
John F. Ward Elementary
Houston Texas
Lakeside Elementary
Houston Texas
Mossman Elementary
League City Texas
Richard J. Lee Elementary
Dallas Texas
Samuel Beck Elementary
Trophy Club Texas
WISCONSIN
Edgewood School
Greenfield Wisconsin
Greenwood Elementary School
River Falls Wisconsin

State Districts of Character
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District Name City State
Belleville Public Schools District #118
Belleville Illinois
Parkway School District
Chesterfield Missouri
Cherry Hill Public Schools
Cherry Hill New Jersey
New Providence School District
New Providence New Jersey