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NEWS RELEASES 2004-05 :: FEBRUARY 17, 2005


Forty North Carolina public schools today were recognized as "2004-05 Super Safe Schools" for providing a safe learning environment for children and educators. These schools received their awards during a luncheon ceremony at the 2005 Safe Schools and Character Education Conference being held at the Sheraton Imperial, Research Triangle Park.

The Triple "S" School Award was established by the Department of Public Instruction's School Improvement Division to recognize public schools' exemplary efforts to ensure the safety of students and staff. "Schools that are safe for students and staff are a top priority of the State Board of Education. Children can't learn and teachers can't teach if they are concerned about their well-being," State Superintendent Tricia Willoughby said. "I congratulate these schools for exploring all avenues to ensure the safety of their school community."

Super Safe Schools for 2004-05 are:

  • D.F. Walker Elementary (Edenton/Chowan Schools);
  • Chowan Middle (Edenton/Chowan Schools);
  • Clinton High (Clinton City Schools);
  • Butler Avenue Elementary (Clinton City Schools);
  • Greene County Middle (Greene County Schools);
  • Apple Valley Middle (Henderson County Schools);
  • North Brook Elementary (Lincoln County Schools);
  • Rock Springs Elementary (Lincoln County Schools);
  • Pineville Elementary (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools);
  • Page Street Elementary (Montgomery County Schools);
  • Aberdeen Elementary (Moore County Schools);
  • Jones Elementary (Mt. Airy City Schools);
  • Winstead Avenue Elementary (Nash-Rocky Mount Schools)
  • Dixon Middle (Onslow County Schools);
  • New Bridge Middle (Onslow County Schools);
  • Charles W. Stanford Middle (Orange County Schools);
  • Hertford Grammar (Perquimans County Schools);
  • Perquimans County High (Perquimans County Schools);
  • Perquimans County Middle (Perquimans County Schools);
  • Monroe Avenue Elementary (Richmond County Schools);
  • Richmond Primary (Richmond County Schools);
  • Magnolia Elementary (Robeson County Schools);
  • Pembroke Middle (Robeson County Schools);
  • Red Springs High (Robeson County Schools);
  • Fairgrove Middle (Robeson County Schools);
  • Piney Grove Elementary (Robeson County Schools);
  • Saint Pauls Elementary (Robeson County Schools);
  • Prospect Elementary (Robeson County Schools);
  • Pembroke Elementary (Robeson County Schools);
  • L. Gilbert Carroll Middle (Robeson County Schools);
  • Long Branch Elementary (Robeson County Schools);
  • Rowland Norment Elementary (Robeson County Schools);
  • Rosenwald Elementary (Robeson County Schools);
  • Hobbton Middle (Sampson County Schools);
  • South Scotland Elementary (Scotland County Schools);
  • Shiloh Elementary (Union County Schools);
  • Walter Bickett Elementary (Union County Schools);
  • Marvin Elementary (Union County Schools);
  • Sun Valley High (Union County Schools); and
  • Brassfield Elementary (Wake 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 2004-05.

For more information on the Super Safe Schools program, please contact the NC DPI Communications & Information 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.