The Green Schools Recognition Program is coordinated by FAU Pine Jog Environmental Education Center and recognizes public, private and charter schools that encourage cultures of sustainability within their school environments. K-12 schools in Palm Beach and Martin Counties are eligible to apply; schools are designated green when they have made strides in:

  • Making school grounds enhancements that encourage the use of the grounds as a learning environment and enhance the areas ecological integrity.
  • Enhancing school sustainability through the conservation of energy and water and the reduction of solid wastes.
  • Integrating curriculum that will prepare students to understand and act on current and future environmental challenges facing South Florida.
  • Involvement with the community that fosters partnerships within the school building and local organizations in an effort to create an awareness of environmental issues between the school and the community.
  • Administrative support through active professional development and the creation of a school philosophy and culture that embraces sustainability.

Congratulations to our 2017 Green Schools!

Here is a list of the 76 District public schools that have been given Green Schools designation by FAU Environmental Education Center:

2017 Green Schools of Excellence
Benoist Farms Elementary
Boynton Beach Community High
Cypress Trails Elementary
Diamond View Elementary
Eagles Landing Middle
Elbridge Gale Elementary
Equestrian Trails Elementary
Everglades Elementary
Forest Hill Community High
Freedom Shores Elementary
Frontier Elementary
Galaxy E3 Elementary
Grassy Waters Elementary
Greenacres Elementary
H.L. Johnson Elementary
Jerry Thomas Elementary
Jupiter Farms Elementary
Jupiter Middle
Meadow Park Elementary
Morikami Park Elementary
Northboro Elementary
Olympic Heights High
Palm Beach Central High
Pine Jog Elementary
Poinciana Elementary
Royal Palm School
South Grade Elementary
 South Olive Elementary
 Sunset Palms Elementary
 Timber Trace Elementary
Waters Edge Elementary
West Gate Elementary
Whispering Pines Elementary
2017 Green Schools of Quality
Banyan Creek Elementary
Beacon Cove Intermediate
Boca Raton Community High
Calusa Elementary
Christa McAuliffe Middle
Coral Reef Elementary
Coral Sunset Elementary
Forest Hill Elementary
Golden Grove Elementary
Gove Elementary
Independence Middle
Indian Pines Elementary
Indian Ridge School
J.C. Mitchell Elementary
Jupiter High
L.C. Swain Middle
Lake Worth Community High
Loggers' Run Middle
Osceola Creek Middle
Palm Beach Gardens Elementary
Palmetto Elementary
Panther Run Elementary
Polo Park Middle
Rolling Green Elementary
Royal Palm Beach Elementary
Seminole Trails Elementary
Verde Elementary
Wellington Elementary
Wynnebrook Elementary
2017 Green Schools of Promise
Cholee Lake Elementary
Crosspointe Elementary
Hidden Oaks Elementary
Lighthouse Elementary
Okeeheelee Community Middle
Orchard View Elementary
Palm Springs Middle
Plumosa School of the Arts
Roosevelt Middle
South Intensive Transition
Suncoast Community High
Watson B. Duncan Middle
Westward Elementary
Wellington High School
2017 Green School Award Winners

Top Green School of Excellence 2nd Place Winner & $1000:

Whispering Pines Elementary

Green Principal of the Year Award:

Bobbi Moretto of Coral Reef Elementary

Green Teacher of the Year:

Julie Beesley of Freedom Shores Elementary

Green Student of the Year:

Brandon Runner of Boca Raton Community High School

ECS Staff serve as 2016 Judges (Lisa Toy, Anne Meador, Karen Aubry, Director Paul Strauss

ECS Staff serve as 2017 Judges: Lisa Toy, Anne Meador, Karen Aubry and ECS Director, Paul Strauss


2017 Judge's Choice Award Winners

Awarded prizes ranged from $250-$500--Congratulations!

Audubon Society of the Everglades Habitat Improvement Award:
Palm Beach Central High—$500

City of West Palm Beach Mayor’s Office of Sustainability Green My School Award:
Roosevelt Middle—$500

Florida Power and Light Energy Conservation Award:
Olympic Heights High—$500

FUNraising Dollars Green Fundraising Award:
Coral Sunset Elementary—$150

Mounts Botanical Garden Best Vegetable Garden Award:
Elbridge Gale Elementary—$500

FAU Pine Jog Environmental Education Ctr. Curriculum Integration Award:
Meadow Park Elementary—$250

FAU Pine Jog Environmental Education Ctr. Student-Led Initiatives Award:
Independence Middle—$250

FAU Pine Jog Environmental Education Ctr. Most Improved Award:
Forest Hill Elementary—$250

Pratt & Whitney Grant a Green School Wish Award:
Crosspointe Elementary—$500
Frontier Elementary—$500
Lake Worth High—$500

School Pool FL Department of Transportation Sustainable Transportation Award:
L.C. Swain Middl

Susan Toth Outstanding Outdoor Environmental Education Award:
Freedom Shores Elementary—$500

Michelle Donahue Best Green School Video Award:
Elbridge Gale Elementary—$250
Watson B. Duncan Middle—$250