Ivey announces 200 official Alabama Bicentennial Schools, including Good Hope High, Vinemont Elementary


MONTGOMERY – Gov. Kay Ivey announced Friday the 200 schools selected as official Alabama Bicentennial Schools. Good Hope High School and Vinemont Elementary School were among those named.

Ivey was joined at the announcement by superintendents, principals, teachers, students and administrators from the selected schools along with legislators and other dignitaries from across the state.

Launched by Ivey in December 2017, the Alabama Bicentennial Schools Initiative encourages all public, private, and homeschool students and teachers to participate in the celebration of Alabama’s 200th anniversary of statehood in 2019. In early 2018, all K-12 schools in Alabama were invited to submit a proposal that engages in outreach and improvement projects to connect their classrooms with their local communities.

From a competitive pool of nearly 400 proposals, 200 schools were selected to be official Alabama Bicentennial Schools and receive $2,000 grants to support the implementation of their projects. Additionally, 56 schools received honorable mentions and $500 grants. Schools were chosen through a review process involving committees of local educators, community leaders, and private citizens.

“It makes me so proud to see such a strong showing of schools participating in the program. It is an honor to recognize these outstanding schools and their projects as we head into Alabama’s bicentennial year,” Ivey said. “The Alabama Bicentennial celebration is about bringing communities together and getting all of our citizens involved. The schools being honored are a great representation of that goal.”

Representing all corners of the state, the selected schools have developed a wide variety of projects that will make meaningful contributions to their local communities. Ranging from oral history projects to community gardens to mentorship programs, these projects will foster new relationships between schools, students, and local citizens, extending well beyond Alabama’s bicentennial celebration.

“One of the core objectives of the bicentennial is to get Alabamians thinking about what makes our state special, and what they want it to be,” said Steve Murray, co-chair of the Bicentennial Commission’s Education Committee. “The terrific projects developed by the Alabama Bicentennial Schools will create opportunities for students to learn about the importance of community, and to discover the ability they have to shape the future of their corner of the state.”

The Alabama Bicentennial Schools Initiative is presented in partnership by Alabama 200, the Alabama Department of Archives and History (ADAH), and the Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE).

Official Alabama Bicentennial Schools by County

Autauga County

Billingsley High School
Pine Level Elementary
Prattville Christian Academy

Baldwin County

Foley High School
Renaissance School of the Eastern Shore

Barbour County

Eufaula Elementary School
Eufaula High School
Eufaula Primary School


Bibb County

Bibb County High School

Blount County

Appalachian School


Bullock County

Bullock County High School

Butler County

Fort Dale Academy

Calhoun County

Ohatchee High School
White Plains High School


Chambers County

John P. Powell Middle School

Cherokee County

Cedar Bluff School
Gaylesville High School

Chilton County

Jemison Intermediate School
Maplesville High School
Thorsby High School
Verbena High School

Choctaw County

Choctaw County High School
Southern Choctaw Elementary School

Clarke County

Clarke County High School
Jackson Intermediate School
Wilson Hall Middle School

Clay County

Lineville Elementary School

Cleburne County

Cleburne County Middle School


Coffee County

Elba Elementary School
Elba High School

Colbert County

G.W. Trenholm Primary School
McBride Elementary School

Conecuh County

Lyeffion Jr. High School

Coosa County

Central Elementary School

Covington County

Florala High School

Crenshaw County

Luverne High School

Cullman County

Good Hope High School
Thistle and Clover Academy
Vinemont Elementary School

Dale County

Harry N. Mixon Intermediate School

Dallas County

Salem Elementary School
Selma High School
Southside Primary School
Valley Grande Elementary School

DeKalb County

Collinsville High School
Crossville Elementary School
Williams Avenue Elementary School

Elmore County

Elmore County High School
Wetumpka Middle School

Escambia County

Rachel Patterson Elementary School

Etowah County

John S. Jones Elementary School
Southside High School

Fayette County

Fayette Elementary School

Franklin County

Red Bay High School
Russellville Elementary School

Geneva County

Samson Elementary School

Greene County

Eutaw Primary School
Greene County High School
Robert Brown Middle School

Hale County

Hale County College and Career Academy
Hale County Middle School
Moundville Elementary School


Henry County

Headland Middle School

Houston County

Montana Street Magnet School
Rehobeth School District
Webb Elementary School

Jackson County

Bridgeport Middle School
Woodville High School

Pisgah High School


Jefferson County

Bluff Park Elementary School
Cahaba Elementary School
Faith Community Christian School
George Washington Carver High School
Greenwood Elementary School
John Herbert Phillips Academy
Leeds Elementary School
Magnolia Elementary School
Mountain Brook High School
Henry J. Oliver Elementary School
Pinson Valley High School
Vestavia Hills Elementary School – Cahaba Heights
Vestavia Hills Elementary School – West

Lamar County

South Lamar School

Lauderdale County

Kilby Laboratory School
Lexington High School
St. Joseph Regional Catholic School

Lawrence County

Lawrence County High School

Lee County

Auburn High School
Auburn Jr. High School
Carver Primary School
Chanticleer Learning Center
Loachapoka High School
Ogletree Elementary School
Pick Elementary School
West Forest Intermediate School

Limestone County

Athens High School
East Limestone High School

Piney Chapel Elementary School
SPARK Academy at James L. Cowart Elementary School
Tanner Elementary School

Lowndes County

The Calhoun School
Jackson-Steele Elementary School

Macon County

Booker T. Washington High School
Tuskegee Institute Middle School
Tuskegee Public School


Madison County

Buckhorn High School
Challenger Middle School
Madison Cross Roads Elementary School
Monte Sano Elementary School
Moores Mill Intermediate School
New Century Technology High School
New Hope Elementary School
Riverton Elementary School
Roger B. Chaffee Elementary School
Ronald E. McNair Jr. High School
Walnut Grove Elementary School

Marengo County

Westside Elementary School

Marion County

Hamilton Elementary School
Phillips Elementary School
Winfield City Schools

Marshall County

Albertville Elementary School
Albertville High School
Boaz High School
Guntersville City Schools

Mobile County

Alabama School of Mathematics and Science
Anna F. Booth Elementary School
Calcedeaver Elementary School
Calloway-Smith Middle School
Bernice J. Causey Middle School
Clark-Shaw Magnet School
Dunbar Creative and Performing Arts Magnet School
Erin’s Gulf Coast Homeschool
Leinkauf Elementary School
McDavid-Jones Elementary School
Murphy High School
The Museum School at Mobile Museum of Art
Old Shell Road School of Creative and Performing Arts
Olive J. Dodge Elementary School
Peter F. Alba Middle School
Phillips Preparatory School
Saraland Middle School
St. Luke’s Episcopal School
St. Mary Catholic School
W.P. Davidson High School

Monroe County

Monroeville Elementary School

Montgomery County

Baldwin Arts and Academics Magnet School
Bear Exploration Center
Sidney Lanier High School
The Montgomery Academy
Valiant Cross Academy

Morgan County

Decatur Middle School
Eva School
F.E. Burleson Elementary School
Lacey’s Spring School
Walter Jackson Elementary School

Perry County

Francis Marion School

Pickens County

Reform Elementary School


Pike County

Banks Middle School
Goshen Elementary School
Goshen High School
Pike County High School

Randolph County

Handley Middle School

Russell County

Central Freshman Academy
Ladonia Elementary School

Shelby County

Chelsea Middle School
Chelsea Park Elementary School
Coosa Valley Academy
Creek View Elementary School
Helena Middle School
Meadow View Elementary School
Shelby County High School
Thompson Intermediate School


St. Clair County

Springville Elementary School

Sumter County

University Charter School

Talladega County

Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind
B.B. Comer Memorial High School
Munford Elementary School
Pinecrest Elementary School
Stemley Road Elementary School

Tallapoosa County

Alexander City Schools


Tuscaloosa County

Faucett-Vestavia Elementary School
Huntington Place Elementary School
Lake View Elementary School
Myrtlewood Elementary School
Oakdale Elementary School
Paul W. Bryant High School
Skyland Elementary School
Tuscaloosa Academy
Vance Elementary School
Walker Elementary School
Westlawn Middle School

Walker County

Oakman Middle School

Washington County

Fruitdale High School
Washington County Career Technical Center

Wilcox County

F.S. Ervin Elementary School

Winston County

Haleyville City Schools
Winston County High School

Meek High School


Alabama Bicentennial Schools Honorable Mentions by County


Calhoun County

Coldwater Elementary School

Weaver High School


Choctaw County

Southern Choctaw High School


Clarke County

Thomasville Elementary School


Coffee County

New Brockton High School


Colbert County

Deshler High School


Coosa County

Central Middle School


Covington County

Andalusia Elementary School


Etowah County

West End High School


Franklin County

Tharptown Elementary School


Geneva County

Geneva High School


Hale County

Hale County High School


Houston County

Beverlye Magnet School

Carver Magnet School

Cloverdale Elementary School

Heard Magnet School

Hidden Lake Elementary School

Kelly Springs Elementary School


Jackson County

Hollywood School


Jefferson County

Hudson K-8 School

Chalkville Elementary School

Rudd Middle School


Lauderdale County

Riverhill School

Lee County

Auburn Early Education Center

Richland Elementary School

J.F. Drake Middle School


Lowndes County

Central Elementary School


Macon County

George Washington Carver Elementary School

Notasulga High School


Madison County

Bob Jones High School

Central School

Hampton Cove Elementary School

Madison County Elementary School

The Montessori School of Huntsville

Whitesburg Christian Academy


Marshall County

Arab Elementary School

Kate Duncan Smith DAR School


Montgomery County

Booker T. Washington Magnet High School


Morgan County

Austinville Elementary School

Banks-Caddell Elementary School

Barkley Bridge Elementary School

Benjamin Davis Elementary School


Pickens County

Gordo High School


Pike County

New Life Christian Academy

Pike County Elementary School


Randolph County

Handley High School

Randolph County High School

Wadley High School


Shelby County

Riverchase Elementary School


St. Clair County

Margaret Elementary School


Talladega County

Childersburg High School

Lincoln Elementary School

Sycamore Elementary School


Tuscaloosa County

Northport Elementary School


Washington County

McIntosh High School


Wilcox County

Camden School of Arts and Technology


Winston County

Meek Elementary School

Lynn Elementary School


Image courtesy of Good Hope High School