Beverly Woods Elementary Wins National Blue Ribbon Award
Beverly Woods was recently named a National Blue Ribbon School for 2015, one of only three schools in North Carolina and 335 schools nationwide.
Beverly Woods Elementary students celebrate the National Blue Ribbon Award. Photo courtesy of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.
Beverly Woods Elementary was recently named a National Blue Ribbon School for 2015 by the U.S. Department of Education, one of only three schools in North Carolina and 335 schools nationwide. The award is given based on overall academic excellence or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups.
“We are honored to be named a National Blue Ribbon School and believe our success comes from a strong culture of collaboration between home and school,” says Principal Caroline Horne. “Our teachers are diligent about meeting each child's individual needs and are skilled at differentiating instruction and monitoring student growth. Our vision is to maximize a student’s potential and provide them with a strong academic and character-based foundation.”
More than 8,000 public and private elementary, middle and high schools have received the award in the 33-year history of the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program. Winners are recognized as Exemplary High Performing Schools or Exemplary Achievement Gap Closing Schools, based on all student scores, subgroup student scores and graduation rates. A recognition ceremony will be held for the winning schools — 285 public and 50 private — Nov. 9-10 in Washington, D.C.