2012 State Schools of Character

* denotes 2012 National School of Character

California

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State Sponsor: University of San Diego Character Development Center

  • Wells Middle School
    Dublin Unified School District
    Dublin

Colorado

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State Sponsor: Foundation for Character Development

  • Eagle Rock School*
    Estes Park

Florida

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State Sponsor for 2012: The Golden Rule Foundation

  • Cimino Elementary School*
    Hillsborough County Public Schools
    Valrico

Illinois

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2011 State Sponsor: University of Illinois Extension

  • Central Junior High School
    Belleville Public School District #118
    Belleville
  • Henry Raab Elementary School*
    Belleville Public School District #118
    Belleville
  • Namaste Charter School
    Chicago

Kansas

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State Sponsor: Kansas Department of Education

  • Iola High School
    USD 257
    Iola

Maryland

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State Sponsor: Maryland Center for Character Education at Stevenson University

  • Ballenger Creek Elementary School
    Frederick County Public Schools
    Frederick
  • The SEED School of Maryland
    Baltimore

Michigan

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State Sponsor: Michigan Department of Education

  • Harlan Elementary School
    Birmingham Public Schools
    Bloomfield Hills
  • West Maple Elementary School
    Birmingham Public Schools
    Bloomfield Hills

Minnesota

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State Sponsor: Synergy & Leadership Exchange

  • Waseca High School
    Waseca Public Schools
    Waseca

Missouri

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State Sponsor: CHARACTERplus and the St. Louis Rams

  • Antonia Elementary School
    Fox C-6 School District
    Imperial
  • Blades Elementary School
    Mehlville School District
    St. Louis
  • Blevins Elementary School
    Rockwood School District
    Eureka
  • Brentwood Middle School*
    Brentwood School District
    Brentwood
  • Ellisville Elementary School*
    Rockwood School District
    Ellisville
  • Fox Elementary School
    Fox C-6 School District
    Arnold
  • Hagemann Elementary School
    Mehlville School District
    St. Louis
  • Hollenbeck Middle School
    Francis Howell School District
    St. Charles
  • Ladue Middle School
    Ladue School District
    St. Louis
  • McKelvey Elementary School
    Parkway School District
    Maryland Heights
  • Northview High School*
    Special School District
    Florissant
  • Plattin Primary School*
    Jefferson County R-7 School District
    Festus
  • Point Elementary School
    Mehlville School District
    St. Louis
  • Rogers Elementary School
    Mehlville School District
    St. Louis

New Jersey

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State Sponsor: New Jersey Alliance for Social, Emotional and Character Development

  • Benjamin Franklin Elementary School
    Lawrence Township Public Schools
    Princeton Pike
  • Lawrenceville Elementary School*
    Lawrence Township Public Schools
    Lawrenceville
  • North Boulevard School*
    Pequannock School District
    Pompton Plains
  • Pauline J. Petway Elementary School
    Vineland City School District
    Vineland
  • Richard Stockton Elementary School*
    Cherry Hill Public Schools
    Cherry Hill
  • Slackwood Elementary School
    Lawrence Township Public Schools
    Lawrenceville

New York

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State Sponsor: Academy for Character Education the Sage Colleges

  • Allen Creek Elementary School*
    Pittsford Central School District
    Rochester
  • California Avenue School*
    Uniondale School District
    Uniondale
  • Wolcott Street School
    Le Roy Central School District
    Le Roy

South Carolina

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State Sponsor: Palmetto Character Council

  • Burgess Elementary School
    Horry County Schools
    Myrtle Beach
  • Greenbrier Elementary School
    Greenville County School District
    Greenville
  • L.W. Conder Elementary Arts Integrated Magnet School
    Richland School District 2
    Columbia
  • North Myrtle Beach Primary School
    Horry County Schools
    North Myrtle Beach

Texas

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State Sponsor: Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association (TEPSA)

  • Fort Settlement Middle School
    Fort Bend Independent School District
    Sugar Land
  • Kay Granger Elementary School
    Northwest Independent School District
    Keller
  • Mockingbird Elementary School*
    Coppell Independent School District
    Coppell

Virginia

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State Sponsor: Regent University

  • Lyles Crouch Traditional Academy*
    Alexandria City Public Schools
    Alexandria

Wisconsin

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State Sponsor: Wisconsin Character Education Partnership

  • Lake Bluff Elementary School*
    Shorewood School District
    Shorewood
  • Prairie Elementary School
    Waunakee Community School District
    Waunakee


You can also see State Schools of Character from previous years, including:
2011 2010 2009 2008 2007

If you would like to see a list of all national award winners from 1998 through 2011, you can view them:

See state activity in the National Schools of Character program.