Blue Ribbon Schools Selected

(FRANKFORT, Ky.) – Four Kentucky public schools have been designated as 2008 No Child Left Behind Blue Ribbon Schools by the U.S. Department of Education.

The four are:
· Highland Elementary, Daviess County
· Veterans Park Elementary, Fayette County
· May Valley Elementary, Floyd County
· White Hall Elementary, Madison County

Nationwide, nearly 300 schools will be honored with NCLB - Blue Ribbon Schools awards, which recognize public and private P-12 schools that help students achieve at very high levels and for making significant progress in closing achievement gaps.

The program requires schools to meet either of two assessment criteria. It recognizes schools that have at least 40 percent of their students from disadvantaged backgrounds that dramatically improve student performance in reading and mathematics over the last three years in accordance with state assessment systems; and it rewards schools that score in the top 10 percent statewide in reading and mathematics on state assessments. Schools also must make adequate yearly progress under the requirements of the federal NCLB Act.

Representatives from each school will attend a recognition ceremony later this year in Washington, D.C.

Since the program’s revamping in 2003, 21 Kentucky public schools have been named NCLB-Blue Ribbon Schools. More information on the program is available at

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  • by Anonymous Location: Lexington, Kentucky on Sep 14, 2008 at 11:01 AM
    I had the opportunity to visit this school last year. Very impressive!!! It is evident the faculty and staff at this school are interested in seeing all children reach their full potential! GREAT JOB MAY VALLEY!
  • by Anonymous on Sep 11, 2008 at 04:07 PM
    I am a husban of a May Valley staff employee and I see first hand every day just how committed they are in wanting their students to learn. Way to go May Valley you have given our community something to be proud of. Thanks for your efforts.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 11, 2008 at 09:15 AM
    cheater cheater pumpkin eater!!!
  • by Stacy Location: Martin on Sep 11, 2008 at 07:51 AM
    May Valley is an amazing school. The children at the school are outstanding in every way. Blue Ribbon Winner and #1 in the State (AGAIN) with the CATS Testing.. That sums up the how AMAZING the students and staff are.. WAY TO GO!!!! Bragging rights here.. I am a very PROUD parent of 2 of the students at the school!!!!
  • by Floyd Location: Floyd county Ky on Sep 11, 2008 at 06:32 AM
    Congratulations May Valley Elementary! Education is so important for our kids! Good Job!


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