Crestline Elementary has become the second school in Hartselle City to have "lighthouse" added to its Blue Ribbon status.
Based on assessment results in nine areas, the school went from being a Blue Ribbon school to becoming one of 10 nationally to receive “Blue Ribbon Lighthouse” standing.
“A lot of people associated with the school put in a lot of work for this,” first-year Principal Karissa Lang said. “Being a lighthouse school is a step above just being a Blue Ribbon school.”
Crestline will maintain its lighthouse status for five years and has agreed to share what it is doing with other schools in the nation that may be seeking guidance and assistance with school-improvement initiatives.
“It’s an honor anytime to have one of your schools recognized as one of the best in the nation,” Superintendent Dee Dee Jones said.