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Awards and Recognition

Image of 2012 National Blue Ribbon AwardWalker-Spivey School of Math and Natural Science (previously known as Pauline Jones School of Math and Natural Science) was been nominated by North Carolina for the 2012 National Blue Ribbon Schools award. The National Blue Ribbon Schools award highlights and gives recognition to both public and private elementary, middle, and high schools that are producing outstanding results for all students regardless of race or socioeconomic status.  Schools recognized as National Blue Ribbon Schools are those that have demonstrated consistent excellence, and in some cases, those that have made progress and closed gaps in student achievement.  The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program is part of a larger U. S. Department of Education effort to identify and disseminate knowledge about best school leadership and teaching practices.

The nomination is based on Exemplary Improving: a school, with at least 40 percent of its students from disadvantaged backgrounds that has reduced the achievement gap by making the most progress in improving student performance as measured by the school’s performance on state assessments.  Schools that earn the award will be honored at an awards ceremony in Washington, DC, where each Blue Ribbon School receives a plaque and flag to signify its National Blue Ribbon School status.  These schools serve as models for other schools throughout the nation and details of their achievements are shared on the U.S. Department of Education’s Website.


On September 7, 2012 our school was officially named a 2012 National Blue Ribbon Award recipient.

Read a blog post from the U.S. Dept. of Education
Great American Schools

View a list of all the schools receiving the award this year.
2012 National Blue Ribbon Recipients

A ceremony will be held in Washington, DC in November where representatives of the school will be presented with a plaque and flag.

Special Note: Prior to July 2012, the students and staff of Walker-Spivey Elementary were located at Pauline Jones Elementary School. 

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Published by Shannon Marsh on November 29, 2016
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