Brew Tech named Blue Ribbon School

MONTGOMERY, AL - Brewbaker Technology High School has been named a U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon School by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. Brew Tech was one of only 314 schools nationwide and one of only two in Alabama to receive the honor this year.

"We are thrilled," said Principal Robert Hunter. "Our students and our teachers are fantastic, and our parents support us every step of the way. The teachers know how to help the students reach their potential. This recognition reinforces our celebration of their success."

The Blue Ribbon School award honors public and private elementary, middle and high schools that are either academically superior, or have made dramatic gains in student achievement and helped close gaps in achievement among minority and disadvantaged students. Each year since 1982, the U.S. Department of Education has sought out schools where students attain and maintain high academic goals. Using standards of excellence, as evidenced by student achievement measures and the characteristics known from research to exemplify school quality, the Department celebrates these schools.

"The principal, students, parents, and staff are to be congratulated," said MPS Superintendent Barbara Thompson. "I know they are thrilled their hard work is being recognized with this prestigious national award."

Another Montgomery County School, Forest Avenue Elementary, received a Blue Ribbon award in 2007.