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Major District Accomplishments

Booker T. Washington Magnet High AP English instructor Zestlan Simmons was the 2018-2019 Alabama Teacher of the Year. Simmons spent the following year being an ambassador for education, representing Alabama at events throughout the nation.

Alyxandra Price of Carver High was selected as a Fulbright Scholar in 2019. She received a Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Short Term Program (Fulbright DAST) grant. She was one of 13 U.S. citizens who traveled abroad as part of Cycle II of the Fulbright DAST program in 2019.

In 2019, BrewTech was the first school in the River Region to earn Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) certification from Cognia under its updated standards. 

A 2020 grant from Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama made it possible to provide robotics kits at every MPS middle school and to create a robotics team at each of the schools. Auburn University is providing training for teachers at the schools.

In 2020, Bear Exploration Center was named a Magnet School of Distinction by Magnet Schools of America for the third consecutive year and fourth year overall.

Wilson Elementary was named a 2020 Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools (CLAS) School of Distinction for its STEM Makerspaces program. Wilson was one of only 30 schools statewide and the only elementary school in the River Region to receive this recognition.

MPS has teamed up with the City of Montgomery and the Alabama-Korea Economic and Education Partnership (A-KEEP) to provide educational programming on Capital City Connection, the city's television station. This programming is being aired each morning, afternoon and evening on the Capital City Connection, which can be found on channel 181 on Charter Spectrum, channel 96 on WOW!

MPS has an ongoing partnership with Alabama Shakespeare Festival. MPS students have appeared in the ASF plays “Four Little Girls” and “Ruby: The Story of Ruby Bridges.” The plays were part of ASF’s season offerings, and students also performed them for members of Congress in Washington, D.C.

LAMP earned the 2020 College Board AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award for achieving high female representation in AP Computer Science Principles. LAMP was one of 639 schools recognized for this award in the category of AP Computer Science Principles for 2019. That’s out of the 20,000 institutions that offer AP courses.


Chanice Spicer of BrewTech for being named the 2019-2020 Gatorade Alabama Girls Track and Field Athlete of the Year. 

MPS stepped up security at each school by implementing the Raptor ID system.