By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
Last week, Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D) from Selma released a written statement congratulating Ramsay High School in Birmingham for being nominated as a 2013 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education (DOE).
Rep. Sewell said, “I am so proud of the teachers, administrators and students of Ramsay High School in Birmingham for earning this prestigious award. Ramsay High School is highly deserving of this recognition for its exceptional academic standards and exemplary student body.”
Congresswoman Sewell said, “As one of Alabama’s five National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2013, Ramsay High School has become a model and inspiration for schools across this nation. This achievement proves that public schools in Birmingham can succeed in educating and preparing our children to compete nationally. I am honored to have Ramsey High School in the 7th congressional district and congratulate them on this outstanding recognition.”
Ramsay High School is a Birmingham School for the better students. Junior High Students are tested to get in to Ramsay. Ramsay High School is located beneath the foothills of Vulcan. Over 750 students from throughout the Birmingham-metro area attend grades nine through twelve. A wide array of advance placement courses and extracurricular activities are offered. Ramsay is an International Baccalaureate World School.
Over sixty percent of Ramsay’s students are economically disadvantaged, sixty percent of its students come from single parent families, and 68 percent receive free or reduced lunch.
Ramsay is listed as the 6th best high school in Alabama by World News Magazine.
The DOE honored Ramsay High School along with 235 other public and 50 private schools in a recognition ceremony in Washington, D.C. Ramsay High School is one of five schools in Alabama that have been nominated for the national Blue Ribbon School program.
Congresswoman Terri A Sewell represents Alabama’s Seventh Congressional District. Sewell is the only Democrat in the Alabama Congressional Delegation. Sewell is the first Black woman to represent Alabama in the U.S. Congress.