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Murray Middle School Named a National Title 1 Distinguished School

by S. Purdom
Added: 11/3/2017 4:48:14 PM

Murray, Ky., Nov. 3-----Murray Middle School faculty and staff were surprised in a called faculty meeting with the announcement that Murray Middle School has been identified by The Kentucky Department of Education as a National Title I Distinguished School for its exceptional student performance in two consecutive academic years. Murray Middle School is one of two schools identified in Kentucky.
Faculty were asked to attend a special faculty meeting Friday afternoon inside the Clara Waldrop Griffin Humphrey MMS Library. Bob Horne, MMS principal, made the announcement to the staff. “An honor of this magnitude is a testament to the long-standing tradition of great teachers, staff and community support,” he said.
Lou Carter, former MMS principal said any recognition by the state is a compliment. “However, this accolade is based on a national level.”
The National Title I Distinguished Schools Program is a project of the National Title I Association established to publicly recognize qualifying Title I schools for the outstanding academic achievements of their students. It highlights the efforts of schools across the country making significant improvements. Murray Middle School was chosen by the KSDE based on outstanding performance in one of these three categories: Exceptional student performance for two consecutive years, Closing the achievement gap between student groups, and Excellence in serving special populations of students (e.g., homes, migrant, English learners, etc).
Each year only two schools from each state are recognized as National Title I Distinguished Schools, making this honor particularly prestigious.

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