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3 LCPS Middle Schools Earn School of Distinction Honor

Three Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) middle schools, Belmont Ridge, River Bend and Smart’s Mill, are recipients of the Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE) Schools of Distinction recognition.

This award is presented to schools that:

  • Recognize and celebrate schools that are committed to implementing the essential attributes and characteristics of successful middle grades schools.

  • Provide all schools that support young adolescents with the resources to support their continuous improvement journeys.

  • Create a network of schools that can learn from and support each other.

  • Highlight for our communities the exceptional work that takes place every day in middle level education.

The LCPS schools were among a dozen schools nationwide that received this honor. A school remains a School of Distinction for a four-year period with data updates required yearly.

The three LCPS middle schools received their award during a special ceremony at the AMLE annual conference, November 3 through 5 in Orlando, Florida.

AMLE is the only international organization of its kind for middle school educators with a community of more than 35,000 members.

Published November 18, 2022