200 schools selected as official Alabama Bicentennial Schools

39 schools in the Tennessee Valley received the designation.

Posted: Aug 3, 2018 11:50 AM

Governor Kay Ivey announced the 200 schools selected as official Alabama Bicentennial Schools. Of the 200 schools selected, 39 are in the Tennessee Valley.

The governor was joined at Friday's announcement by superintendents, principals, teachers, students, and administrators from the selected schools, along with legislators and other dignitaries from across Alabama.

The Alabama Bicentennial Schools Initiative was launched by Governor Ivey in December 2017. The aim is to encourage all public, private, and homeschool students and teachers to participate in the celebration of Alabama's 200th anniversary of statehood in 2019.

In early 2018, all K-12 schools in Alabama were invited to submit a proposal that engages in outreach and improvement projects to connect their classrooms with their local communities. According to Friday's press release, 200 schools were selected from a pool of nearly 400 proposals.

The official Alabama Bicentennial Schools will receive $2,000 grants to support the implementation of their projects. Schools were chosen through a review process involving committees of local educators, community leaders, and private citizens.

56 schools also received honorable mentions and $500 grants. 16 Tennessee Valley schools made the list of honorable mentions.

Official Alabama Bicentennial Schools by County in the Tennessee Valley:

Colbert County
G.W. Trenholm Primary School
McBride Elementary School

DeKalb County
Collinsville High School
Crossville Elementary School
Williams Avenue Elementary School

Franklin County
Red Bay High School
Russellville Elementary School

Jackson County
Bridgeport Middle School
Woodville High School
Pisgah High School

Lauderdale County
Kilby Laboratory School
Lexington High School
St. Joseph Regional Catholic School

Lawrence County
Lawrence County High School

Limestone County
Athens High School
East Limestone High School
Piney Chapel Elementary School
SPARK Academy at James L. Cowart Elementary School
Tanner Elementary School

Madison County
Buckhorn High School
Challenger Middle School
Madison Cross Roads Elementary School
Monte Sano Elementary School
Moores Mill Intermediate School
New Century Technology High School
New Hope Elementary School
Riverton Elementary School
Roger B. Chaffee Elementary School
Ronald E. McNair Jr. High School
Walnut Grove Elementary School

Marshall County
Albertville Elementary School
Albertville High School
Boaz High School
Guntersville City Schools

Morgan County
Decatur Middle School
Eva School
F.E. Burleson Elementary School
Lacey’s Spring School
Walter Jackson Elementary School

Alabama Bicentennial Schools Honorable Mentions by County in the Tennessee Valley:

Colbert County
Deshler High School

Franklin County
Tharptown Elementary School

Jackson County
Hollywood School

Lauderdale County
Riverhill School

Madison County
Bob Jones High School
Central School
Hampton Cove Elementary School
Madison County Elementary School
The Montessori School of Huntsville
Whitesburg Christian Academy

Marshall County
Arab Elementary School
Kate Duncan Smith DAR School

Morgan County
Austinville Elementary School
Banks-Caddell Elementary School
Barkley Bridge Elementary School
Benjamin Davis Elementary School

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