Barkley Bridge gets national Blue Ribbon status
Barkley Bridge Elementary School has been awarded National Blue Ribbon School status for 2011.
In a press release Thursday, the U.S. Department of Education named 305 schools as 2011 National Blue Ribbon Schools based on their overall academic excellence or for their success in closing achievement gaps. The Department will honor the entire 256 public and 49 private schools with their National Blue Ribbon School awards at a conference and awards ceremony Nov. 14-15 in Washington, D.C.
The school was only one of four blue ribbon schools in Alabama. It also received the Blue Ribbon Lighthouse School award in 2010.
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