A tiny school in southern Vermont is one of three winners in the Vermont Business Roundtable’s annual awards for top-performing schools. Stamford Elementary School will receive three thousand dollars and an IBM ThinkPad computer for performing well on standardized tests and during judges’ visits this spring.
Leo Ethier is principal of the school, which has 79 students in grades kindergarten through eight. He says he’s shell-shocked by the award and had assumed schools with more money would win.
Stamford won in the middle school division. Newfane Elementary School won in the elementary division, and Champlain Valley Union High School won in the high school division.
This year is the twelfth of the Vermont Business Roundtable’s awards.