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Three Middle Schools Named Schools of Distinction


Three Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) middle schools have been named Schools of Distinction by the Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE). 

Belmont Ridge Middle School, River Bend Middle School and Smart’s Mill Middle School all earned the recognition. 

AMLE Schools of Distinction is both a recognition and continuous improvement program open to any school that educates students aged 10-15. Schools are celebrated for their commitment to middle grades best practices and are guided through a process of self-assessment and strategic vision setting to foster ongoing growth and success. 

The program aims to:

  • Celebrate schools that are committed to implementing the essential attributes and characteristics of successful middle grades schools;
  • Provide schools supporting adolescents with resources to continuously improve their journeys;
  • Create a network of schools that can learn from and support each other; and
  • Highlight for communities the exceptional work that takes place every day in middle level education.





Published June 8, 2022