Grammy Foundation News Release
GRAMMY FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES
2014 GRAMMY SIGNATURE SCHOOLS SEMIFINALISTS
U.S. High Schools in the Running for Grants for Music Excellence
Supported in Part by Converse, the Ford Motor Company Fund, the Hot Topic Foundation, and Journeys
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (November 20, 2013) The GRAMMY Foundation (www.grammyfoundation.org) today
announced that 123 schools nationwide have been selected as GRAMMY Signature Schools semifinalists
(www.grammyintheschools.com) for 2014. 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.
Each of the GRAMMY Signature Schools finalists will receive a custom award and a monetary grant to benefit its music
program. The top programs are designated Gold recipients. The best of the Gold recipients is designated the National
GRAMMY Signature School. The remaining schools are designated GRAMMY Signature Schools. For schools that are
economically underserved, the GRAMMY Foundation established the Enterprise Award category to recognize the
efforts in music education made by these schools. GRAMMY Signature Schools are made possible in part through
the generous support of Converse, the Ford Motor Company Fund, the Hot Topic Foundation, and Journeys.
“The GRAMMY Foundation’s GRAMMY Signature Schools program recognizes public high schools across the U.S. that are
providing excellent music education programs for their students,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording
Academy and the GRAMMY Foundation. “Many of these schools face serious economic challenges, so it’s truly inspiring to
see this level of commitment to arts education and to the students who benefit from this type of curriculum.”
In mid-March 2014, the GRAMMY Foundation will announce the finalists for the GRAMMY Signature Schools
program. These schools will receive a custom award and a monetary grant ranging from $1,000 up to $15,000 to
benefit their music program.
The 2014 GRAMMY Signature Schools Semifinalists:
Abington Senior High School Abington, Pa.
Allen High School Allen, Texas
Arizona School for the Arts Phoenix
Ashland High School Ashland, Wis.
Athens Drive High School Raleigh, N.C.
Bangor Area High School Bangor, Pa.
Batavia High School Batavia, Ill.
Bay Port High School Green Bay, Wis.
Bay Shore High School Bay Shore, N.Y.
Bellport High School Brookhaven, N.Y.
Bergenfield High School Bergenfield, N.J.
Berkley High School Berkley, Mich.
Biloxi High School Biloxi, Miss.
Broadview Public School Broadview, Mont.
Buchanan High School Clovis, Calif.
Cabell Midland High School Ona, W. Va.
Canton High School Canton, Conn.
Cazenovia High School Cazenovia, N.Y.
Charles C. D’Amico High School Albion, N.Y.
Cherry Creek High School Greenwood Village, Colo.
Clear Lake High School Houston
Coeur d’Alene Charter Academy Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
Coral Reef Senior High School Miami
Davis Senior High School Davis, Calif.
Decorah High School Decorah, Iowa
Detroit School of Arts High School Detroit
Diamond Bar High School Diamond Bar, Calif.
Dover-Eyota High School Eyota, Minn.
Duke Ellington School of the Arts Washington, D.C.
Eastridge High School Rochester, N.Y.
Eden Prairie High School Eden Prairie, Minn.
Edinburg North High School Edinburg, Texas
Eldred Junior Senior High School Eldred, N.Y.
Elk Grove High School Elk Grove Village, Ill.
Esperanza High School Anaheim, Calif.
Ferndale High School Ferndale, Mich.
Ferris High School Spokane, Wash.
Flower Mound High School Flower Mound, Texas
Folsom High School Folsom, Calif.
Foothill High School Henderson, Nev.
Fox Lane High School Bedford, N.Y.
Foxborough High School Foxboro, Mass.
Freeport High School Freeport, Ill.
Garden City High School Garden City, N.Y.
Glenbard East High School Lombard, Ill.
Guilderland High School Guilderland Center, N.Y.
Harrison High School Harrison, N.Y.
Harriton High School Rosemont, Pa.
Harry D. Jacobs High School Algonquin, Ill.
Hellgate High School Missoula, Mont.
Hendersonville High School Hendersonville, Tenn.
Herricks High School New Hyde Park, N.Y.
High School for the Performing and Visual Arts Houston
Hilton High School Hilton, N.Y.
Hopkins High School Minnetonka, Minn.
Iowa City West High School Iowa City, Iowa
Irvine High School Irvine, Calif.
John Burroughs High School Burbank, Calif.
John L. Miller-Great Neck North High School Great Neck, N.Y.
John P. Stevens High School Edison, N.J.
John S. Davidson Fine Arts School Augusta, Ga.
Johnson City High School Johnson City, N.Y.
Kamiak High School Mukilteo, Wash.
Kenmore East High School Tonawanda, N.Y.
Kenwood Academy High School Chicago
Lake Braddock Secondary School Burke, Va.
Las Vegas Academy of the Arts Las Vegas
Lebanon High School Lebanon, Ohio
Legacy High School North Las Vegas
Liverpool High School Liverpool, N.Y.
Los Gatos High School Los Gatos, Calif.
Martin Luther King Jr. Senior High School Detroit
Mercer Island High School Mercer Island, Wash.
Metea Valley High School Aurora, Ill.
Milford Central School Milford, N.Y.
Mineola High School Garden City Park, N.Y.
Mira Costa High School Manhattan Beach, Calif.
Monroe-Woodbury High School Central Valley, N.Y.
Mt. Eden High School Hayward, Calif.
Naperville North High School Naperville, Ill.
Nederland High School Nederland, Colo.
Niskayuna High School Niskayuna, N.Y.
North Allegheny Senior High School Wexford, Pa.
Northland Preparatory Academy Flagstaff, Ariz.
Northville High School Northville, Mich.
Northwood High School Irvine, Calif.
Omaha North High Magnet School Omaha, Neb.
Osbourn High School Manassas, Va.
Pennsbury High School Fairless Hills, Pa.
Piscataway High School Piscataway, N.J.
Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School Plainview, N.Y.
Plymouth Whitemarsh High School Plymouth Meeting, Pa.
Pulaski High School Pulaski, Wis.
Randolph High School Randolph, N.J.
Red Hook High School Red Hook, N.Y.
Richland Center High School Richland Center, Wis.
Robertsdale High School Robertsdale, Ala.
Rocky Mountain High School Fort Collins, Colo.
Sayville High School Sayville, N.Y.
SC Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities Greenville, S.C.
Seaholm High School Birmingham, Mich.
Shiloh High School Snellville, Ga.
Spring High School Spring, Texas
St. Joseph High School St. Joseph, Mich.
State College Area High School State College, Pa.
Strath Haven High School Wallingford, Pa.
The Chicago High School for the Arts Chicago
Thomas Jefferson High School San Antonio
Toledo School for the Arts Toledo, Ohio
Walden III Racine, Wis.
Walnut High School Walnut, Calif.
Walter Johnson High School Bethesda, Md.
Warren Central High School Indianapolis
The GRAMMY Foundation was established in 1989 to cultivate the understanding, appreciation and advancement of the
contribution of recorded music to American culture. The Foundation accomplishes this mission through programs and
activities that engage the music industry and cultural community as well as the general public. The Foundation works in
partnership year-round with its founder, The Recording Academy, to bring national attention to important issues such as
the value and impact of music and arts education and the urgency of preserving our rich cultural heritage.