Title I Schools Recognized for High Achievement
The Virginia Board of Education is honoring 46 schools and one school division for raising the academic achievement of economically disadvantaged students. The awards are based on student achievement on state assessments during the 2011-2012 and 2010-2011 school years.
Title I Distinguished schools are recognized for meeting all state and federal accountability requirements for and achieving average reading and mathematics SOL scores at 60th percentile or higher. The 37 Distinguished Title I schools are as follows:
Botetourt County — Breckinridge Elementary
“The progress we make in narrowing and ultimately closing achievement gaps depends in large measure on the efforts of teachers, principals and other educators in the commonwealth’s Title I schools,” Board of Education President David M. Foster said. “The educators in the schools we are honoring today are leading the way. I congratulate them for their success in helping students overcome barriers and achieve at higher levels.”
“The success of the teachers and students in these schools is particularly noteworthy given the challenging new mathematics SOL tests that were introduced during the 2011-2012 school year,” Superintendent of Public Instruction Patricia I. Wright said.
Each school and division will receive a certificate celebrating its status and achievement.
–submitted by Julie Grimes, VDOE