Center Hill Elementary has been awarded "Blue Ribbon" status by the US Department of Education, which is a VERY high honor. Yesterday, we attended the recognition ceremony and were very impressed by all the accolades voiced for our principal, teachers, and students. Some of the faculty will be going to Washington in November to attend the official award ceremony.
Of over 120,000 public schools in the country, only 314 achieved the Blue Ribbon award. Only 4 of those schools are in our state. When we were choosing a place to buy a new home, I got busy talking to people and browsing online at the schools in this area and based on what I found, we bought our house smack dab in the middle of the district. It really didn't have anything to do with the house itself....the school is what counts.
Anyway, we are so happy that we are a part of this wonderful school family! It is so nice to attend school functions and see people who live in our neighborhood, attend our church or are patrons of our businesses. Makes it seem just a little like Mayberry!