Created in 1998, the GRAMMY Signature Schools program recognizes top U.S. public high schools that are making an outstanding commitment to music education during an academic school year.
GRAMMY Signature Schools are made possible in part through the generous support of Best Buy, Campbell’s Labels For Education program, the Ford Motor Company Fund, Gibson Foundation, and the Hot Topic Foundation.
“The GRAMMY Signature Schools program exemplifies the GRAMMY Foundation’s commitment to fostering excellence in music education in public high schools,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy and the GRAMMY Foundation.
“With the generous support of our partners, we’ve been able to grant the largest number of GRAMMY Signature Schools awards in recent history, with 36 public high schools in communities across the United States receiving this recognition.”
“I am especially proud that this year in the Enterprise Award category for economically underserved schools, we have announced the largest number of recipients in the GRAMMY Foundation’s history.”
Each of the 36 GRAMMY Signature Schools will receive a custom award and a monetary grant to benefit its music program.
The top seven schools are designated Gold recipients. The best of the Gold recipients is named the National GRAMMY Signature School. The National GRAMMY Signature School will receive $15,000, and the six remaining Gold schools each will receive $5,500.
Two remaining GRAMMY Signature Schools recipients will receive a grant award of $2,500 to benefit their music programs. In the Enterprise Award category, which recognizes efforts made by schools that are economically underserved, 27 schools will receive a grant of $5,500 each.
The Complete List of 2011 GRAMMY Signature Schools:
2011 National GRAMMY Signature School ($15,000)
PioneerHigh School — Ann Arbor, Mich.
2011 GRAMMY Signature Schools Gold ($5,500 each)
AllenHigh School — Allen, Texas
DavidDouglas High School — Portland, Ore.
FlowerMound High School — Flower Mound, Texas
NeuquaValley High School — Naperville, Ill.
PlanoWest Senior High School — Plano, Texas
Waubonsie Valley High School — Aurora, Ill.
2011 GRAMMY Signature Schools ($2,500 each)
DavisSenior High School — Davis, Calif.
MarinSchool of the Arts at Novato High — Novato, Calif.
2011 GRAMMY Signature Schools Enterprise Award ($5,500 each)
AllendaleHigh School — Allendale, Mich.
Arizona School for the Arts — Phoenix
Bessemer City High School — Bessemer City, N.C.
BladensburgHigh School — Bladensburg, Md.
Boston Arts Academy — Boston
Canyon Crest Academy — San Diego
City Neighbors High School — Baltimore
ClaudeHigh School — Claude, Texas
Eminence R-1 High School — Eminence, Mo.
Emmirich Manual High School — Indianapolis
Glencliff High School — Nashville, Tenn.
HamiltonHigh School Academy of Music — Los Angeles
Honoka’a High School — Honoka’a, Hawaii
Iroquois High School Magnet Career Academy — Louisville, Ky.
J. Graham Brown School — Louisville, Ky.
James Madison High School — Brooklyn, N.Y.
MariposaCounty High School — Mariposa, Calif.
MiddletownHigh School — Middletown, Md.
New Orleans Center for Creative Arts — New Orleans
Perry-LecomptonHigh School — Perry, Kan.
Rocky Mountain High School — Fort Collins, Colo.
Santee Education Complex — Los Angeles
ScottsValley High School — Scotts Valley, Calif.
SouthAlbany High School — Albany, Ore.
SpringvilleHigh School — Springville, Iowa
StewartvilleHigh School — Stewartville, Minn.
Unity High School — Mendon, Ill.