Glendover Students Celebrate National Honor Hollywood Style

Nov 1, 2013

Students at Glendover Elementary received the star treatment today as the school officially recognized its National Blue Ribbon School status.

Glendover students pose on their way into Blue Ribbon recognition ceremony.
Glendover students pose on their way into Blue Ribbon recognition ceremony.
Credit Josh James / WUKY

Glendover students strutted and posed as they made their way down a red carpet, complete with backdrop and teachers acting as paparazzi, before making their way into the gym for the assembly.

The U.S. Department of Education named Glendover a National Blue Ribbon School in September. Every year 286 public and private schools in the country, including 5 in Kentucky, receive the honor.

"You have to be in the top 5 or 10 percent of the state and Glendover scored in the 96th percentile for the second year in a row, so we were very proud of that. And also there is a category for schools that have a high percentage of disadvantaged children. Glendover has about 45 percent of students who are considered disadvantaged in one way or another," says principal Cathy Fine.

Glendover also has English as a Second Language program, as more than 20 percent of its students are classified as English language learners.

A recognition ceremony is scheduled later this month in Washington, D.C.