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District Administrator has named Mount Airy City Schools as one of its inaugural Districts of Distinction for its innovative work in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics). District Administrator magazine is a national publication distributed to educational leaders around the country. The annual award was created to honor school districts that are leading the way with innovative ideas that improve student achievement and whose programs can be duplicated in other schools. 

Dr. Greg Little stated, “We want our students to think critically, innovatively solve problems, be confident leaders and responsible citizens with a passion for learning.  In short we want to create innovators.  Our work with STEAM is designed to cultivate innovative thinking and social responsibility as students seek to make Mount Airy a better place to live.”

Mount Airy City Schools will be featured in the November issue of District Administrator magazine.

Click here for the District Administrator article on MACS.

Mount Airy City Schools is pleased to announce that Mount Airy Middle School (MAMS) has been nominated as one of three middle schools in North Carolina to be on the Schools to Watch® list. This award designates MAMS as one of the best middle schools in North Carolina.

Principal, Susan Bunch, states, "I am extremely proud of our faculty, staff and students as they wholeheartedly deserve this prestigious recognition.  We are grateful to the selection committee for recognizing the talent, hard work, professionalism and commitment we have provided to ensure the best education possible for every student. We won't stop here, we will continue our efforts in making one of the best middle schools in NC even better." 

Superintendent, Greg Little, affirms the recognition by saying, “Our goal is to become a national leader in education.  We expect our students to critically think, innovatively solve problems, and become confident leaders with a passion for learning.  We are incredibly honored to be recognized for the outstanding education our teachers provide for our students. Once again Mount Airy City Schools distinguishes itself on a national level for excellence in education.”  

Mount Airy High School has been named a National Blue Ribbon School for 2011. Since 1982, the US Department of Education has honored America's most successful public and private elementary, middle, and high schools through the Blue Ribbon Schools Program (BRS). Blue Ribbon School award recipients will be recognized at a special awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. in the fall.

"We truly are a team at Mount Airy High School," said Principal, Sandy George. "I recognize the important contributions that are made on a daily basis from our secretarial staff, our cleaning service, our cafeteria employees, our assistants, our teachers, our assistant principal, our parents and our students.  I also need to acknowledge the work that is done at  BH Tharrington, Jones Intermediate, Mount Airy Middle School, and the Central Office.  Mount Airy High School would not have the success we routinely enjoy without the contributions of all of these people."

Congratulations to all of our schools!