NEWS RELEASES 2006-07
SCHOOLS RECOGNIZED AS "SUPER SAFE"
Thanks to their efforts to provide students and staff with a safe learning environment, 35 North Carolina public schools were recently designated "2006-07 Super Safe Schools." Representatives of these schools received their awards during a luncheon ceremony at the 2007 Safe Schools and Character Education Conference held in Greensboro.
The Department of Public Instruction's School Safety and Climate Division established the Triple "S" School Award to recognize public schools' exemplary efforts to ensure the safety of students and staff. "We know that if we are to help students achieve at higher levels then all children and adults need to learn and work in a safe and supportive environment," State Superintendent June Atkinson said. "Proper attention to the school environment is critical to success in the classroom for every student and every teacher."
Super Safe Schools for 2006-07 are:
|Supply Elementary||Brunswick County Schools|
|Butler Avenue Elementary||Clinton City Schools|
|Clinton High||Clinton City Schools|
|Chowan Middle||Edenton/Chowan Schools|
|White Oak Elementary||Edenton/Chowan Schools|
|DF Walker Elementary||Edenton/Chowan Schools|
|Greene County Middle||Greene County Schools|
|Snow Hill Primary||Greene County Schools|
|West Greene Elementary||Greene County Schools|
|Sandy Grove Elementary||Hoke County Schools|
|Pineville Elementary||Charlotte/Mecklenburg Schools|
|Dr. John Codington Elementary||New Hanover County Schools|
|Hunters Creek Middle||Onslow County Schools|
|Southwest Middle||Onslow County Schools|
|Swansboro Middle||Onslow County Schools|
|Richlands Primary||Onslow County Schools|
|Northeastern High||Elizabeth City/Pasquotank Schools|
|Perquimans County Middle||Perquimans County Schools|
|Perquimans Central||Perquimans County Schools|
|Richmond Primary||Richmond County Schools|
|Rohanen Primary||Richmond County Schools|
|Southside-Ashpole Elementary||Robeson County Schools|
|Rosenwald Elementary||Robeson County Schools|
|Rowland Norment Elementary||Robeson County Schools|
|Littlefield Middle||Robeson County Schools|
|East Robeson Primary||Robeson County Schools|
|Hobbton Middle||Sampson County Schools|
|Monroe High||Union County Schools|
|Sun Valley High||Union County Schools|
|Unionville Elementary||Union County Schools|
|Walter Bickett Elementary||Union County Schools|
|Vandora Springs Elementary||Wake County Schools|
|Reedy Creek Middle||Wake County Schools|
|Forbush High||Yadkin County Schools|
|Yadkin Success Academy||Yadkin County Schools|
To receive recognition as a Super Safe School, schools voluntarily submit a portfolio documenting the safety processes they have in place. The portfolios are evaluated and the scores received determine which schools are recognized. In recognition of their achievement, each school will receive a plaque designating them as a Triple "S" School for 2006-07.
For more information on the Super Safe Schools program, please contact the NCDPI Communications division at 919.807.3450.
About the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction:
The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction provides leadership to 115 local public school districts and 126 charter schools serving over 1.5 million students in kindergarten through high school graduation. The agency is responsible for all aspects of the state's public school system and works under the direction of the North Carolina State Board of Education.
For more information:
NCDPI Communication and Information Division, 919.807.3450.