A local elementary school was named to a national honor roll for reading achievements.

Emmanuel Christian School made the Accelerated Reading National Honor Roll based on students’ reading performance.

ECS is the only elementary school in the state to make the list.

To make the grade, 80 percent or more of the entire school must average 85 percent or higher on their reading comprehension quizzes during a 25-week evaluation period, ECS Headmaster Steve Glazier said; all schools were evaluated on the data those that achieved the goal were named to the honor roll.

The AR program motivates students to read and offers personalized reading practice, and also allows teachers to motor comprehension and student growth on a weekly basis, Glazier said.

Glazier said the students took nearly 12,000 reading comprehension quizzes this year.

“Our students were extremely engaged this year,” he said. “I think this word is a testimony to the commitment of the students, parents and teachers at Emmanuel Christian School have toward student growth and achievement in reading.”