Gov. Terry McAuliffe and the Virginia Board of Education today honored 18 Chesterfield County schools with 2017 Virginia Index of Performance awards for advanced learning and achievement. The state awards recognize schools that exceed minimum state accountability standards and achieve excellence goals established by the governor and state board.
“We pride ourselves on innovative, engaging classrooms that provide relevant instruction and support student success,” Chesterfield County School Board Chair Dr. Javaid Siddiqi said. “These awards reaffirm the work our outstanding Team Chesterfield members do on a daily basis to prepare students to soar above minimum expectations and see the possibilities they have in front of them.”
“We are excited that the number of schools recognized by the state has increased nearly 65 percent from last year,” Superintendent Dr. James Lane added. “As we continue to imagine tomorrow in our schools, I’m excited to imagine how creative we can get in terms of engaging students in real-life situations that provide them with skills necessary to succeed after graduation.”
Eight Chesterfield schools earned Virginia Board of Education Excellence Awards: Gordon Elementary, Grange Hall Elementary, Robious Elementary, Bettie Weaver Elementary, Winterpock Elementary, Woolridge Elementary, Cosby High and Midlothian High. Statewide, 147 schools won this award for meeting all state and federal accountability benchmarks and making significant progress toward goals for increased student achievement and expanded educational opportunities set by the Virginia Board of Education.
Ten Chesterfield schools earned Virginia Board of Education Distinguished Achievement Awards: Bon Air Elementary, Enon Elementary, Elizabeth Scott Elementary, Alberta Smith Elementary, Spring Run Elementary, Swift Creek Elementary, Watkins Elementary, Midlothian Middle, Robious Middle and Tomahawk Creek Middle. Statewide, 231 schools won this award for meeting all state and federal benchmarks and making progress toward the goals of the governor and the state board.