Saluda Elementary named Distinguished Title 1 School Finalist

Published 8:00 am Saturday, November 10, 2018

Saluda School was recently recognized as a Distinguished Title 1 School Finalist. 

Out of approximately 1,500 Title 1 schools in North Carolina, only 15 were identified for this honor. The list was narrowed again to the top 1 percent, and Saluda School was selected as one of two finalists in the category of High Performance.

A three-member team from the department of public instruction visited Saluda School on Oct. 17 to interview parents, students, volunteers, faculty and tour the school.     

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“It is an honor to be recognized as the second school out of the 115 school districts in the state for demonstrating exemplary school effectiveness and high standards. I appreciate the dedication of our parents, staff, volunteers, community members, and, of course, our students,” said Principal Cari Maneen.  

Saluda School earned the National Title 1 Distinguished School Honor for High Performance in 2016-17. 

A ceremony to recognize the 15 National Title 1 Distinguished School nominees was held in Greensboro. Polk County was the only school district with more than one school represented. Tryon Elementary was also a nominee.

– Submitted by Cari Maneen