Providence Spring Elementary School in South Charlotte NC was named a 2013 National Blue Ribbon School by the US Department of Education on September 24, 2013. Only 236 public schools and 50 private schools in the entire country achieved this honor! The National Blue Ribbon School Program recognizes schools that consistently make progress in closing the achievement gap and that help all students achieve academic success at very high levels. Providence Spring Elementary is the only Charlotte-Mecklenburg School to achieve this honor, and was among only 6 North Carolina schools to be named a Blue Ribbon School.
Two Union County Schools were also named 2013 Blue Ribbon Schools: Shiloh Elementary School in Monroe, NC, and Weddington Middle School in Weddington, NC. Providence Spring, Shiloh, and Weddington Middle Schools were all named "Exemplary High Performing Blue Ribbon Schools," meaning they rank among the highest in the State on standardized exams.
Providence Spring Elementary - School Excellence
In announcing the prestigious awards, U.S. Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan said "Excellence in education matters and we should honor the schools that are leading the way to prepare students for success in college and careers. National Blue Ribbon schools represent examples of educational excellence, and their work reflects the belief that every child in American deserves a world-class education."
Providence Spring Elementary School in South Charlotte NC consistently ranks among the highest scoring elementary schools in the Charlotte area, as well as the State of North Carolina. Last year, Providence Spring Elementary School was the top-scoring elementary school on the ABC's accountability and performance composite. This composite measures the percentage of students who are proficient or on-grade level or above.
Diane Adams, Principal of Providence Spring Elementary, recognized the hard work of PSE's students, teachers, support staff, parents, PTA, and Literary Facilitator Wendy Ikoku and Technology Facilitator Lynn Keith (Ikoku and Keith completed the 2013 Blue Ribbon application) in achieving this major award and recognition. Mrs. Adams will join other Blue Ribbon recipients from around the country at an awards ceremony and conference in Washington DC on November 18-19.
Providence Spring Elementary School Facts at a Glance
- 36 state-of-the art classrooms on a campus of 23 acres
- All classrooms (including Art, Music, Computer and Enrichment Lab) have SMART Boards
- PTA bought 30 iPads for classrooms, and 3rd grade team won a grant for 70 more iPads
- Computer lab with advanced capabilities
- Bright Art Room with a kiln
- Music and performing arts programs/facilities
- Outdoor classrooms for experiential learning
- A variety of clubs and activities including: safety patrol, Math Olympiad, Science Olympiad, Girls on the Run, Odyssey of the Mind, Battle of the Books, Chess Club, Young Writers Society, Quiz Bowl and Mystery Class among others
- Bell schedule: 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
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Check out Providence Spring Elementary School today - a 2013 National Blue Ribbon School!