Dawes Intermediate School and Eichold-Mertz Magnet School of Math, Science & Technology were named Blue Ribbon Lighthouse Schools of Excellence.
The following is a press release from Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, Inc.
ORLANDO, FLORIDA – Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence, Inc. awarded its prestigious Blue Ribbon Lighthouse School Award to thirteen high achieving schools at its annual Blueprint for Excellence National Conference on December 2nd in Orlando, Florida. This award recognizes schools that have excelled in nine critical performance areas including active teaching and learning, challenging standards and curriculum, technology integration and student support and focus, among others.
Blue Ribbon Lighthouse School Award winners include Virgil I. Grissom High School (Huntsville, AL), Huntsville High School (Huntsville, AL), Greenfield Elementary School (Fort Worth, TX), Eichold-Mertz Magnet School of Math, Science, & Technology (Mobile, AL), Dawes Intermediate School (Mobile, AL), Mt. Carmel Elementary School (Huntsville, AL), Malcom Bridge Elementary School (Bogart, GA), High Shoals Elementary School (Bishop, GA), Weatherly Heights Elementary School (Huntsville, AL), Jeff Davis Middle School (Hazlehurst, GA), Academy for Academics and Arts (Huntsville, AL), Challenger Elementary School (Huntsville, AL), and Wren High School (Piedmont, SC).
Each school receiving this award participated in a comprehensive school self assessment which was validated by a rigorous on-site evaluation. From this evaluation process, schools developed a school-wide action plan that included measurable, documented results. This positive, collaborative school reform process encompasses the entire learning community and leads to improvement. By participating in the Blue Ribbon assessment, evaluation and improvement process, schools also benefit from networking with first-class teachers and administrators across the country. Over the last 10 years, hundreds of schools have participated in this self-assessment process. Some of the recognized Lighthouse schools are listed at http://blueribbonschools.com/assessments/lighthouse-school-awards.html.
Other schools recognized for their achievement and commitment to continuous improvement are listed below:
North Hart Elementary School, Bowersville, Georgia
Athens Elementary School, Athens, Alabama
Robert Anderson Middle School, Anderson, South Carolina
Points of Light
Lakewood Elementary School, Huntsville, Alabama
Challenger Middle School, Huntsville, Alabama
Double Springs Elementary School, Double Springs, Alabama
Endeavor Elementary School, Huntsville, Alabama
Alba Middle School, Mobile, Alabama
Orchard Elementary School, Mobile, Alabama
Mountain Gap Elementary School, Huntsville, Alabama
Riverton Intermediate School, Huntsville, Alabama
Highlands Elementary School, Huntsville, Alabama
For more information regarding Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence, contact 408-844-4BLU.