For raising the academic achievement of economically disadvantaged students,
the Virginia Board of Education recently selected Matoaca Elementary as a Title I Distinguished School.
A total of 46 schools in Virginia were recognized earlier this year as Title I Distinguished Schools for meeting all state and federal accountability requirements for two consecutive years and for achieving SOL pass rates at the 60th percentile or higher for reading and math. The awards are based on student performance on Standards of Learning assessments during the 2013-14 and 2014-15 school years. Here are Matoaca Elementary’s overall pass rates:[table “” not found /]
The president of the Virginia Board of Education, Dr. Billy Cannaday, had this to say about Title I Distinguished Schools: “Public schools don’t get to select their students, but division superintendents, principals, teachers and other public school educators do decide how they respond to the challenges economically disadvantaged children bring to the classroom. The Title I schools we are honoring combine effective instruction with the non-instructional supports that inspire many children in poverty to focus and succeed.”