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By Len Kiese - bio | email  

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - An Albany middle school makes history.  

For the first time, a Dougherty County school has been named a National Title I Distinguished School. Southside Middle is one of only two schools in the state to receive the designation this year.

Based on test scores, the program selects schools that best close the achievement gap between economically disadvantaged students and those who aren't.

"What goes into this title is dedicated teachers giving their all and their best, coming to school everyday and doing what they do best and that's teaching our kids and giving them the keys to the future," said Southside Principal Dr. Johnny Scott.

Southside will receive $15,000 in federal money to help continue their successful trend. Principal Scott and two teachers will accept the award later this month at a conference in Texas.