Four Kentucky elementary schools and one high school have been named 2013 National Blue Ribbon Schools. The national program recognizes academic performance and improvement. Glendover Elementary is the fifth Lexington school to achieve this honor since 1989. Principal Cathy Fine says her school has seen an increasing number of low income students.
“Glendover won or was awarded this for high achieving. We are a high achieving school in the state. But, we also won it with over 40 percent free and reduced lunch and we are a title one school. I think that validates that good teaching leads to good results no matter which students you have to teach,” said Fine.
Fine says about a fifth of Glendover students are limited in their use of the English language. Other schools named as Blue Ribbon winners are Logan County’s Auburn Elementary, Boone County’s Mann Elementary, Star Elementary of Carter County and Beechwood High School.