FORT LUPTON, Colo. (CBS4)- Fort Lupton Middle School students have something to celebrate. Their school has been named the best middle school in the nation.
Students gathered in the gymnasium for an assembly Friday afternoon to celebrate the award. It was given by the National Association of Middle School Principals.READ MORE: 'Step In The Right Direction': Black Denver Activist Cautiously Optimistic Following Chauvin Verdicts
The organization looked at schools across the U.S. It chose Fort Lupton based on its efforts to constantly improve.READ MORE: Skier Tumbles Estimated 2,000 Feet From 14er Summit
“I think it’s the very individualized, personal relationships. We know out kids’ stories and we work very hard to recognize them individually, to find opportunities for them individually and to raise them up any way we can,” said Fort Lupton Middle School principal Melanie Patterson.MORE NEWS: Mass Vaccination Sites In Colorado Now Open To Walk-Ups: 'No More Excuses'
Fort Lupton Middle School was awarded a crystal trophy and a $1,500 prize.