Clovercroft Elementary made history recently by being the first Williamson County elementary school to receive multiple National Blue Ribbon School honors.
Liberty Elementary School in the Franklin Special School District was also named to the prestigious list for the first time.
On Sept. 21, the U.S. Department of Education announced that Clovercroft and Liberty were named 2021 National Blue Ribbon Schools. Clovercroft also received the honor in 2015.
“This is an amazing achievement for Clovercroft Elementary,” WCS Superintendent Jason Golden said. “We are so proud of the students and staff, and we know that this will be something the Clovercroft community celebrates for years to come.”
The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program sets a standard of excellence for schools aiming for the highest level of achievement. It recognizes public and private elementary, middle and high schools based on high performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups.
“Our students and teachers have worked so hard over the last five years to achieve our goals and realize our vision,” Clovercroft Principal Dr. Elizabeth Vest said. “To be recognized twice in 10 years is an exceptional honor. Our Clovercroft community is like a second home to us, and we could not be prouder of our students and all they've accomplished."
“We are honored to be recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School,” Liberty Principal Amy Patton said. “This achievement highlights the diligent and focused work of our teachers and staff as well as the tremendous partnership we have with our families. The best part of receiving this award is the affirmation that our focus on the academic and social-emotional needs of our children at Liberty Elementary is evident in their individual achievements.”
The two schools were among six in Tennessee named to the list.
“We are extremely excited and very proud of the Liberty Elementary faculty, staff, students, parents and administrators for earning this prestigious national recognition,” Franklin Special School District Director of Schools David Snowden said. “The dedication by everyone at Liberty to providing ‘Excellence in Teaching and Learning for All’ continues to yield positive results for students.”
The schools will be recognized during an awards ceremony Nov. 4-5 in Maryland.