(NASHVILLE, TN, December 21, 2011) – State Senator Rusty Crowe (R-Johnson City) and Representative Matthew Hill (R-Johnson City) today congratulated Fairmont Elementary for being chosen as a 2012 national “distinguished school” in the category of “exceptional student achievement.” Fairmont was among only four Tennessee Title I schools receiving the honors and one of two in the state to receive national recognition.
Title I is a distinction given to schools that serve a large population of economically disadvantaged students.
“This is another very prestigious award for Fairmont,” said Senator Crowe. “I congratulate Principal Carol McGill, the teachers, parents and students for their hard work.”
“This is a major achievement and we are very proud of this accomplishment,” added Rep. Hill. “I congratulate the excellent work done by the teachers at this school and know that it will benefit these students for many years to come.”
Fairmont Elementary will receive $5,000, and represent Tennessee at the 2012 National Title I conference in January in Seattle, Washington.
Fairmont Elementary was one of only six schools recently chosen as a 2011 “Blue Ribbon School,” an award given in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Education’s No Child Left Behind program to honor those schools which attain high academic goals and for their efforts to close achievement gaps.