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CLAS Schools of Distinction Announced

by Susie Ellison | Jan 18, 2018

CLAS Schools of Distinction Announced 

The CLAS School of Distinction award recognizes schools or programs that serve as outstanding educational models for other schools in Alabama. These exemplary schools/programs will be recognized at a luncheon February 26, 2018, in Prattville, Alabama at which time, the CLAS Banner Schools will be announced. 

State School Board District 1
Mary B. Austin Elementary School, Mobile County              
Citronelle High School, Mobile County          
Baker High School, Mobile County

State School Board District 2
Kinston School, Coffee County                                                
W.O. Lance Elementary School, Lanett City                          
Eufaula Primary School, Eufaula City     

State School Board District 3
Meadow View Elementary School, Alabaster City
Montevallo Elementary School, Shelby County
Childersburg Middle School, Talladega County

State School Board District 4
Paul W. Bryant High School, Tuscaloosa City
Westlawn Middle School, Tuscaloosa City
Central Elementary School, Tuscaloosa City

State School Board District 5
Pike County High School, Pike County
Booker T. Washington High School, Macon County
U.S. Jones Elementary School, Demopolis City

State School Board District 6
Boaz High School, Boaz City
Cullman City Primary School, Cullman CIty
Hartselle Intermediate School, Hartselle CIty

State School Board District 7
Florence High School, Florence City
Russellville High School, Russellville City
Howell Graves Preschool, Muscle Shoals City

State School Board District 8
James Clemens High School, Madison City
Mill Creek Elementary, Madison City
Riverton Elementary, Madison County
The CLAS Banner School program was created in 2001 to recognize schools in Alabama that showcase outstanding programs and service to students. 107 schools or programs were nominated for this prestigious recognition.

“Congratulations to these wonderful Alabama public schools.  The CLAS Schools of Distinction provide excellent examples of the significant learning opportunities taking place in public education in Alabama.  Further, the stakeholders at every School of Distinction are to be commended for striving for excellence daily,” comments Vic Wilson, Ed.D., executive director of the Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools (CLAS).

This program would not be possible without its generous sponsors. LEAN Frog is the program’s Keystone Partner and Foundation Partners are American Fidelity Assurance, Classworks, Curriculum Associates, Edgenuity, Jostens, and PowerSchool. CLAS appreciates its sponsors for the invaluable support of the CLAS Banner School Awards Program.

About CLAS: CLAS, the Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools was founded in 1969 by a small group of school leaders to provide targeted professional development and support for Alabama’s public school administrators.  CLAS now serves ten affiliates representing each type of public school/school system leader.  CLAS provides the framework to connect dedicated school administrators and other successful leaders with a network for professional growth and support.  CLAS is the premier professional learning provider for administrators in public schools in the state of Alabama.

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