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America’s Best Urban Schools for 2013!

NCUST congratulates the 16 Winners of the 2013 NCUST Excellence in Urban Education Awards!

To date NCUST has recognized 78 elementary, middle, and high schools across the nation. These urban schools serve low-income communities, have multiple challenges; yet, they have outstanding evidence of academic achievement for all students. Winning schools contribute to an ever-growing effort to understand how educators can create excellent urban schools for all students. Our team visited each finalist school, observing and recording educational practices first hand. While the majority of the finalist schools demonstrated great effort and accomplishment in providing quality education, the winning schools went above and beyond their peers in developing truly amazing learning environments.

The Silver Award schools receive a check for $2,500 and are eligible to be selected as the Gold Award school in their category (elementary, middle, high-school). Recipients of the Gold Award in each category are announced at the symposium and receive a total of $5,000 to support educational efforts.

Congratulations to all of the award-winning schools, you represent the best hope for America’s future and provide a shining example for all.





Synergy Charter Academy Los Angeles CA K-5
Granger Junior High School Sweetwater CA 7-9
Dayton Business Technology High School Dayton OH 9-12
MacArthur High School Aldine TX 10-12


Boone Elementary Center MO K-5
Rose Park Math and Science Magnet Nashville TN 5-8
Aldine 9th Grade School Aldine TX 9
Stehlik Intermediate Aldine TX 5-6


Glen Iris Elementary
Birmingham AL K-5
Morris Slingluff Elementary
Dothan AL K-5
Magnet Traditional School
Phoenix El AZ K-8
Riverside School
Cleveland OH K-8
Aldine Senior High School Aldine TX 10-12
Ernest F. Mendel Elementary Aldine TX K-4
Tice Elementary Galena Park TX P-5
Eastwood Middle Ysleta TX 7-8
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