School of Excellence

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.

Support your state PTA and its regions, districts and councils as you promote, train, support and celebrate local family-school partnerships through the National PTA School of Excellence program. 

Congratulations to the 279 2018-2020 National PTA Schools of Excellence and 2018 Phoebe Apperson Hearst Award winners.

Enrollment for the 2018-19 program is now CLOSED. From the 862 PTAs who enrolled, 522 PTAs are still on their way to becoming 2019-2021 Schools of Excellence. 

Enrollment for the 2019-20 school year is open at

Key Dates 

  • May 1 - Oct. 15: Program Enrollment (deadline extended from Oct. 1)

  • Sept. - Nov. 15: Baseline Survey Administration (deadline extended from Nov. 1)

  • Nov. 15: Initial Application Due (deadline extended from Nov. 1)

  • Throughout school year: Take Action!

  • March - June: Final Survey Administration

  • June 15: Final Application Due - must be submitted online (deadline extended from June 1) 

  • August: School of Excellence and Hearst Award Recipients Announced

Congratulations - Alabama PTA Designees


Rainbow Elementary PTA, Madison


Horizon Elementary PTA, Madison

Lee High School, Huntsville

Whitesburg School PTA, Huntsville

Virgil I Grissom High School PTSA, Huntsville


Floyd Middle Magnet School, Montgomery

Congratulations - Alabama PTA Designees


Goldsmith-Schiffman Elementary PTA, Big Cove

Sidney Lanier High School PTSA, Montgomery

Virgil I Grissom High School PTSA, Huntsville



Bear Exploration Center PTA, Montgomery

Floyd Middle Magnet School PTSA, Montgomery

Hampton Cove Elementary School PTA, Huntsville

Hampton Cove Middle School PTA, Hunstville

Mountain Gap PTA, Huntsville

Pike Road HS @ Gerogia Washington, Pike Road



3066 Zelda Rd., PMB 252, Montgomery, AL 36016



470 South Union Street

Montgomery, AL 36104 - 4330


Phone: (334) 834-2501  

Fax: (334) 834-2504


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