State honors top schools with $20,000 for reading success

State honors top schools with $20,000 for reading success
Alabama Department of Education. (Source: @alabamadeptofed on Twitter)

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - The Alabama Department of Education announced Wednesday that 50 schools in the state will share $1 million allotted by the legislature to incentivize teachers and students who worked hard to achieve reading proficiency.

A special awards event will be held on Thursday afternoon in Montgomery where each school will be presented with a check for $20,000.

Here’s a list of the schools recognized:

• Randolph Park Elementary School – Anniston City

• Attalla Elementary School – Attalla City

• Billingsley High School – Autauga County

• Pine Level Elementary School – Autauga County

• Fairhope Elementary School – Baldwin County

• Silverhill School – Baldwin County

• Spanish Fort Elementary School – Baldwin County

• Swift Elementary School – Baldwin County

• Phillips Academy – Birmingham City

• Appalachian School – Blount County

• Clanton Intermediate School – Chilton County

• Southern Choctaw Elementary School – Choctaw County

• Cleburne County Elementary School – Cleburne County

• Kinston School – Coffee County

• Hatton Elementary School – Colbert County

• Leighton Elementary School – Colbert County

• Pleasant Home School – Covington County

• WS Harlan Elementary School – Covington County

• Cold Springs Elementary School – Cullman County

• Parkside Elementary School – Cullman County

• Chestnut Grove Elementary School – Decatur City

• Fyffe High School – DeKalb County

• Henagar Junior High School – DeKalb County

• Sylvania School – DeKalb County

• Highlands Elementary School – Dothan City

• Berry Elementary School – Fayette County

• Geneva County Elementary School – Geneva County

• Samson Elementary School – Geneva County

• Slocomb Elementary School – Geneva County

• F.E. Burleson Elementary School – Hartselle City

• Abbeville Elementary School – Henry County

• Bluff Park Elementary School – Hoover City

• Deer Valley Elementary School – Hoover City

• Greystone Elementary School – Hoover City

• Mount Olive Elementary School – Jefferson County

• South Lamar School – Lamar County

• Central High School – Lauderdale County

• Underwood Elementary School – Lauderdale County

• Sweet Water High School – Marengo County

• Eichold-Mertz School of Math and Science – Mobile County

• Mountain Brook Elementary School – Mountain Brook City

• Crestline Elementary School – Mountain Brook City

• Pelham Oaks Elementary School – Pelham City

• Wedowee Elementary School – Randolph County

• Thurston T Nelson Elementary School – Scottsboro City

• Mt. Laurel Elementary School – Shelby County

• Springville Elementary School – St. Clair County

• Cahaba Elementary School – Trussville City

• Tuscaloosa Magnet School – Elementary - Tuscaloosa City

• Verner Elementary School – Tuscaloosa City

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