West Towson Elementary School became the latest Towson-area school to be named a Maryland Blue Ribbon School Tuesday for its high performance on statewide assessments.
Despite being honored by the title, though, principal Sue Hershfeld said earning the distinction is an expected outcome of the school’s teaching methods.
The state and national program recognizes and honors high performance as well as significant academic progress. Twenty-four Baltimore County public schools, including nearby Rodgers Forge Elementary School, have claimed the distinction in past years.
“Every principal dreams of having their school recognized as a high-performing, exemplary school, but when...