Red Level School recognized by state for academic improvement

Published 9:15 am Friday, January 26, 2024

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Red Level School was recently selected as one of the state of Alabama’s top 25 most improved schools on its report card grade for the 2022-2023 school year.

Red Level had a score of 71 on the 2021-2022 report card and improved its score to 86 for a grade of “B” last year. RLS was the only Covington County school represented on the list and received $8,000 for the achievement.

“Today, we proudly celebrate Red Level School’s achievement as one of the most improved schools in Alabama,” Principal Tony Ingram said. “This accolade is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our exceptional teachers, who are truly the best in the business, and our outstanding support staff. Everyone on our campus from our bus drivers, office staff, and custodians to our lunchroom personnel and teachers pour into our children daily. I would also like to extend my heartfelt gratitude to Randy McGlaun, our former principal, whose visionary leadership set the foundation for this success. Together, we will continue to make every effort to make a brighter future for our students and community.”

A total of 50 Alabama schools were recognized for their success on the state’s school report cards for the 2022-2023 school year. Schools in the Top 25 category received $2,000 each. The remaining 25 schools that showed the most improvement were each given $8,000.

State lawmakers originally began the Legislative School Performance Program in 2012 as part of the law creating school and district report cards. The program was first funded in 2020. At that time, lawmakers gave the Alabama State Department of Education $250,000 annually towards awarding schools for their academic excellence. The ALSDE will hold recognition for all 50 schools during its next meeting in Montgomery on Thursday, Feb. 8.