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 NameCityState     
ARIZONA
Imagine Desert WestPhoenixArizona
Imagine East MesaMesaArizona
Imagine Prep SurpriseSurpriseArizona
CALIFORNIA
Wells Middle SchoolDublinCalifornia
COLORADO
Imagine Charter School at FirestoneFirestoneColorado
Parker Core Knowledge Charter SchoolParkerColorado
CONNECTICUT
Breakthrough Magnet SchoolHartfordConnecticut
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Sheridan SchoolWashingtonDistrict Of Columbia
FLORIDA
Imagine Schools Chancellor CampusBoynton BeachFlorida
Imagine Land O LakesLand O LakesFlorida
Ridgecrest Elementary SchoolLargoFlorida
GEORGIA
Liberty Elementary SchoolCantonGeorgia
IDAHO
Betty Kiefer ElementaryRathdrumIdaho
ILLINOIS
Belleville Public Schools District #118BellevilleIllinois
Freeburg Primary CenterJolietIllinois
St. Mary of the Angels SchoolChicagoIllinois
INDIANA
Christel House Academy, SouthIndianapolisIndiana
KANSAS
McClure Elementary SchoolTopekaKansas
KENTUCKY
Mount Sterling ElementaryMt. SterlingKentucky
MARYLAND
Jacobsville Elementary SchoolPasadenaMaryland
Kent County High SchoolWortonMaryland
North Caroline High SchoolRidgelyMaryland
Piney Ridge Elementary SchoolSykesvilleMaryland
Warren ElementaryCockeysvilleMaryland
MICHIGAN
Ernest W. Seaholm High SchoolBirminghamMichigan
James R. Geisler Middle SchoolCommerce TownshipMichigan
MISSOURI
Alma Schrader Elementary SchoolCape GirardeauMissouri
Carman Trails ElementaryManchesterMissouri
Green Pines ElementaryWildwoodMissouri
Green Trails ElementaryChesterfieldMissouri
Lindbergh Early Childhood EducationSt. LouisMissouri
Parkway Northeast Middle SchoolCreve CoeurMissouri
Parkway Southwest Middle SchoolManchesterMissouri
Stanton ElementaryFentonMissouri
Wild Horse ElementaryChesterfieldMissouri
NEW JERSEY
A. Russell Knight Elementary SchoolCherry HillNew Jersey
Alexander Denbo Elementary SchoolBrowns MillsNew Jersey
Bret Harte Elementary SchoolCherry HillNew Jersey
Broad Street SchoolBridgetonNew Jersey
Burlington County Alternative SchoolMount LaurelNew Jersey
Campbell Elementary SchoolMetuchenNew Jersey
Cinnaminson Middle SchoolCinnaminsonNew Jersey
Essex County North 13th Street Tech High School
NewarkNew Jersey
Frank J. Smith SchoolEast HanoverNew Jersey
Harrison Elementary SchoolRoselleNew Jersey
Helen A. Fort/ Marcus Newcomb Middle SchoolPembertonNew Jersey
Howard L. Emmons Lower Elementary SchoolPembertonNew Jersey
Jonas Salk Middle SchoolOld BridgeNew Jersey
Mahala F. Atchison SchoolTinton Falls
New Jersey
Merriam Avenue SchoolNewton
New Jersey
Morgan Elementary SchoolHamiltonNew Jersey
New Brunswick Middle SchoolNew Brunswick
New Jersey
Paradise Knoll SchoolOak Ridge
New Jersey
Somerset Intermediate SchoolNorth PlainFieldNew Jersey
Tinton Falls Middle SchoolTinton FallsNew Jersey
Toms River High School EastToms RiverNew Jersey
Whitehouse Elementary SchoolWhitehouse StationNew Jersey
Yardville School
Hamilton
New Jersey
NEW YORK
West Patent Elementary SchoolBedford HillsNew York
NORTH CAROLINA
Erwin Montessori ElemGreensboroNorth Carolina
Grimsley High SchoolGreensboroNorth Carolina
James Benson Dudley High SchoolGreensboroNorth Carolina
Oak View Elementary SchoolHigh PointNorth Carolina
Sedalia ElementarySedaliaNorth Carolina
Southwest ElementaryHigh PointNorth Carolina
Sumner Elementary SchoolGreensboroNorth Carolina
OKLAHOMA
Dove Science Academy - TulsaTulsaOklahoma
Dove Science Academy ElementaryOklahoma CityOklahoma
Dove Science Academy OKCOklahoma CityOklahoma
Eisenhower High SchoolLawtonOklahoma
Pryor Junior HighPryorOklahoma
Whittier ElementaryMuskogeeOklahoma
SOUTH CAROLINA
Harrisburg Elementary SchoolIndian LandSouth Carolina
TEXAS
Clear Lake City ElementaryHoustonTexas
Indian Springs ElementaryEl PasoTexas
John F. Ward ElementaryHoustonTexas
Lakeside ElementaryHoustonTexas
Mossman ElementaryLeague CityTexas
Richard J. Lee ElementaryDallasTexas
Samuel Beck ElementaryTrophy ClubTexas
WISCONSIN
Edgewood SchoolGreenfieldWisconsin
Greenwood Elementary SchoolRiver FallsWisconsin

State Districts of Character
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District NameCityState       
Belleville Public Schools District #118BellevilleIllinois
Parkway School DistrictChesterfieldMissouri
Cherry Hill Public SchoolsCherry HillNew Jersey
New Providence School DistrictNew Providence New Jersey