On September 28, 2016, U.S. Secretary of Education, John B. King, Jr., announced that Ludlow-Taylor Elementary School has been named a 2016 National Blue Ribbon School. LTES is one among 279 public and 50 private schools receiving this honor.
Schools are nominated for the award by the state department of education, and then complete a comprehensive application about school practices. Schools may apply for status as Exemplary High Performing—among the top schools in a state—or Exemplary Achievement Gap Closing—schools making the fastest progress in their state in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. Ludlow-Taylor is the only DCPS school to receive the award this year and earned a special designation as an Exemplary High Performing School.
Principal Smith and Principal Bell will represent Ludlow-Taylor at a two-day awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., to celebrate their hard-won achievements.