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Warren County's Rich Pond Elementary School is one of two Kentucky public schools to be named this year as a Blue Ribbon winner for the second time. There are only eight public schools in Kentucky to earn the award twice since the program began in 1982.
Emily Iliff, the assistant-principal of Norton Elementary, says that part of what makes her school so successful is the family atmosphere that exists inside the schoolhouse walls. Norton recently was named a 2017 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education.
The U. S. Department of Education named four Kentucky public schools as 2017 National Blue Ribbon Schools, based on their overall academic excellence.
The Jefferson County school won a 2016 National Blue Ribbon Award.
The school, which began as a two-room schoolhouse more than 150 years ago, now thrives on tradition, parental involvement and community support.
Beechwood Elementary, Bush Elementary, Murray High School and The School for the Creative and Performing Arts in Fayette County are among 335 public and private, elementary, middle and high schools across the country recognized by the U. S. Department of Education as 2015 National Blue Ribbon Schools