Loudonville Elementary PTA President Christine Stuto said "We are thrilled and it just goes to show what we've known for years."
Stuto said, "As a parent I feel the same way. I feel very lucky to have my child go to the school and this accomplishment."
According to Superintendent of Schools Randy Ehrenberg, speaking on behalf of district officials, "We place a high value on quality education, and are happy when there's recognition."
Flynn will bring the news of Loudonville Elementary's success to Washington D.C. in October when she is present to accept the award on behalf of the school.
While the news spread throughout the district about one of the seven elementary schools receiving the award, Flynn said no big announcement was made yet at Loudonville Elementary to the students.
However, Flynn said the school does have a school-wide theme every year and that this year's theme is "together we celebrate."