Andrews High Selected for Hubert B. Humphrey Jr. Award

Andrews High was selected as the recipient of the Hubert B. Humphrey Jr. School Improvement Award, which recognizes schools for improving student achievement through sound educational practices, community outreach and collaborative relationships.

The award, worth $10,000, was presented on March 21 by the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro at its annual luncheon. Principal Rodney Wilds accepted the award, which will go toward continuing student improvement, and will proudly display the Hugh Humphrey Cup in the hallways of Andrews until the next winner is named. 

Andrews' End-of-Course composite score increased from 58.6 percent proficient in 2011 to 64.3 percent proficient in 2012. The school's Algebra I score increased more than 20 percentage points - from 48.7 in 2011 to 69.0 in 2012. The school also saw significant improvement in its graduation rate - the Class of 2012 had an 87.6 percent graduation rate, increasing from 80.1 percent in 2011.

Hubert B. "Hugh" Humphrey was a member of the Board of Trustees of the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation from 1981 until he passed away in 2003. Revered by fellow trustees and staff, Humphrey also served as legal counsel to the Foundation. In November 2003, the Trustees created the Hubert B. Humphrey, Jr. School Improvement Award to honor his dedication. The Foundation established a fund at the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro, which is used each year to support the cash award.