Montgomery, Ala. – The Alabama State Department of Education is proud to
announce that 122 Alabama Schools will receive 2023 Purple Star School
designations. This designation affirms the school’s commitment and support of military
students and their families.

The Purple Star School program was designed to help mitigate the challenges of high
mobility by setting standards for and publicly designating military-friendly schools. The
Purple Star School Award recognizes schools that show a major commitment to
students and families connected to our nation’s military. Schools that earn the award
will receive a special Purple Star School banner to display on site.

“As military families relocate to a new community and students transition between
schools, the students are often faced with unique challenges,” said State
Superintendent Dr. Eric G. Mackey. “Adapting to a new school, along with varying
course offerings, schedules, and graduation requirements can be stressful. We want
to ensure every student who moves to Alabama is given every opportunity for
academic growth and achievement – and the Purple Star School Program helps
families identify military-friendly schools and helps the schools become more prepared
to address to the challenges facing these students.”

Alabama Purple Star Schools Program, established by Legislature with the passage of
Act 2021-7, recognizes the efforts of the K-12 schools in the state that are committed
and supportive of military students, and their families, as they transition to new homes
and schools.

The Huntsville City and Madison County 2023 Purple Star Schools are:

Huntsville City
Academy for Science and Foreign Language Elementary School
Academy for Science and Foreign Language Middle School
Blossomwood Elementary School
Chaffee Elementary School
Challenger Elementary School
Challenger Middle School
Chapman Elementary School
Chapman Middle School
Columbia High School
Dr. Ronald E. McNair Junior High School
Farley Elementary School
Goldsmith Schiffman Elementary School
Hampton Cove Elementary School
Hampton Cove Middle School
Highlands Elementary School
Huntsville High School
Huntsville Junior High School
James I. Dawson Elementary
Jones Valley Elementary School
Lakewood Elementary School
Lee High School
Mae Jemison High School
Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School
McDonnell Elementary School
Monte Sano Elementary School
Montview Elementary School
Morris Elementary School
Morris Middle School
Mountain Gap Elementary School
Mountain Gap Middle School
New Century Technology High School
Providence Elementary School
Ridgecrest Elementary School
Rolling Hills Elementary School
Sonnie Hereford Elementary School
The Academy for Academics and Arts Middle School
The Academy for Academics and Arts Elementary School
Virgil I. Grissom High School School
Weatherly Heights Elementary School
Whitesburg Elementary School
Whitesburg Middle School
Williams Elementary IB World School
Williams Middle School

Madison County
Buckhorn Middle School
Central School
Endeavor Elementary School
Harvest Elementary School
Hazel Green Elementary School
Hazel Green High School
Legacy Elementary School
Madison County Elementary School
Madison County High School
Madison County Virtual Academy
Madison Cross Roads Elementary School
Monrovia Elementary School
Monrovia Middle School
Moores Mill Intermediate School
New Hope Elementary School
New Hope High School
New Market Elementary School
Owens Cross Roads Elementary School
Riverton Intermediate School
Sparkman 9th Grade School
Sparkman High School
Sparkman Middle School

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