Woolmarket Elementary named Blue Ribbon School

Woolmarket Elementary has been recognized nationally as a Blue Ribbon School.

Only 325 schools in the U.S. received this title with four in Mississippi. The recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups.

Woolmarket Elementary serves 420 students, kindergarten to sixth grade.

First year Principal Kevin Roberts is ecstatic for Woolmarket Elementary to be named a Blue Ribbon School, especially considering how many other schools they were competing against.

Principal Roberts credits the honor to the hard work of principals before him, faculty, staff, and the support from the community. “There’s been a school at this location since 1910. It is the oldest school in the state of Mississippi. It’s one of the oldest consolidated schools in the United States. They combined three school houses to Woolmarket Elementary. The building that we’re in right now has been here since 1930. It’s a very historical school. I was sharing that with kids in fourth, fifth, and sixth grade. Not everybody can say they’re a part of that and you get this news, not many schools can say that either.”

East Hancock Elementary School was the only other school within the six coastal counties to receive the Blue Ribbon title.

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