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Green School Designation

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection recognizes schools that make a commitment to conserve and protect Florida’s natural resources through the Green School Designation Program. The program’s environmental guidelines help Florida primary and secondary schools evaluate operations, set goals and take specific actions to improve environmental performance.
Designated Green Schools create a healthier environment for students, employees and communities. Reducing water and energy use and reducing waste help lower operating costs. Learn more about Florida Green School Designation Program.

Program Updates 

As of  November 20, 2020, there are 22 designated Green Apple schools. 

Orange Brook Elementary, Hollywood, FL 

Pinecrest Elementary School, Pinecrest, FL 

Pelican Island Elementary, Sebastian, FL 

Highland Elementary, Lake Worth, FL

MAST Academy, Key Biscayne, FL

Surfside Elementary, Satellite Beach, FL

Pines Middle School, Pembroke Pines, FL 

Palmetto Elementary School, Pinecrest, FL 

Griffin Elementary School, Cooper City, FL

AYUDA/Happy Kids, Miami Beach, FL 

Driftwood Middle Academy of Environmental Health and Wellness, Hollywood, FL

New River Middle, Ft. Lauderdale, FL   

Ocean Studies Charter School, Taverneir, FL

Miami Beach South Pointe Elementary, Miami Beach, FL   

Academy at the Lakes, Land O' Lakes, FL

International Studies Preparatory Academy, Coral Gables, FL  

North Andrews Gardens Elementary School, Oakland Park, FL

Ponce de Leon Middle School, Coral Gables, FL  

Christ the King Catholic School, Jacksonville, FL   

Dania Elementary School, Dania Beach, FL   

South Dade Senior High, Homestead, FL    

Limestone Creek Elementary, Jupiter, FL 

Benefits of Designation 

  • Students and staff have 24/7 web access to best management practices, technical assistance and green resources that can help teach students and staff how to lower power, water and waste bills, and help reduce operational costs in many areas.
  • Schools receive an official Florida Green School designation certificate signifying their environmental achievement and commitment to protecting Florida’s natural resources.
  • Designated schools are featured on the Florida Green School GIS map online.
  • Designees are granted exclusive use of the Green School Designation logo and Green Resources, featuring templates, logos and design files to create classroom signage as well as educational posters and displays for common areas and in-class activities.
  • Designated schools are eligible to complete an application to be considered as a Florida Department of Education (FDOE) nominee for the U.S. Department of Education's Green Ribbon Schools (ED-GRS) award.


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