Fort Thomas Independent Schools
28 North Fort Thomas Avenue
Fort Thomas, Kentucky 41075-1555
Phone: (859) 781-3333 Fax: (859) 442-4016
Woodfill Elementary School Named National Blue Ribbon School
Only Elementary School in Northern Kentucky to Receive Award
(September 15, 2011) The U.S. Department of Education today named Woodfill Elementary School a 2011 No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Blue Ribbon School. Woodfill Elementary School is one of six elementary schools in Kentucky, and the only elementary school in Northern Kentucky, to receive this designation.
The NCLB Blue Ribbon School award, one of the most prestigious education awards in the country, distinguishes and honors public and private elementary, middle and high schools that either have placed in the top 10 percent on state or national assessments or have shown dramatic improvement in student performance to high levels on state or national assessments.
“To be recognized as one of the top schools in the nation is quite an honor,” said Keith Faust, principal. “Receiving this award is a fitting tribute to all the years of hard work, dedication and commitment to excellence from our teachers, parents, students and administration over the years. Our former principal Mrs. Diana Stratton, the SBDM council, teachers and students are to be commended for their efforts to receive this distinction."
Superintendent John Williamson stated, “We are indeed excited to have Woodfill Elementary School join three other Fort Thomas schools, Highlands High, Johnson Elementary and Moyer Elementary, as a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. The continued successes of our schools speak to the dedication and commitment of our staff and parents to educational excellence that is prevalent in our entire Fort Thomas community.”
Faust, along with a teacher representative, will accept the award at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. on November 14-15, 2011.