Awards and Recognitions
- State of Alabama Top 50 schools for 3rd Grade Reading Gains, 2018
- Bronze RAVE award for excellence in school counseling, Kate Wellborn and Dianna Wolchina, 2018
- National Distinguished Principal winner, Julie Pierce, 2017
- Herman Moore LAMP Award of Exceptional Service winner, Kris Stejskal, 2016
- Science & Children, March 2017 publication - Down by the Bay. The article co-authored by the Pelican's Nest Science Lab Director, Kacie Hardman, documents the valuable learning occurring at the experiential nature center.
- Charlene Lee, Director of The Walking School Bus, The Giraffe Award - #StickYourNeckOut for the Common Good - The Walking School Bus is the first of its kind in Alabama. Students meet each day, rain or shine, and walk to school from the city library.
- Jump Rope for Heart Top Fundraiser – Alabama 2016-2017
- The brown shrimp was named the official state crustacean of Alabama in 2015. This is the third bill that the teachers and students have co-authored. In 2000, the students wrote a bill for the official state amphibian, the red hills salamander. In 2004, the students wrote the bill to have the blackberry adopted as the official state fruit.