Twenty-three Henrico County schools have earned 2017 Virginia Index of Performance awards for advanced learning and achievement, and Short Pump Middle School was one of only nine schools in the Commonwealth to earn the highest designation, it was announced this week.
Governor Terry McAuliffe and the Virginia Board of Education announced that 386 schools statewide had earned the designation, along with 17 school divisions. Henrico County Public Schools’ 23-award total was the most in the Richmond area.
The awards fall into three tiers, based primarily on state and federal benchmarks and progress during 2015-16 toward goals set by the governor and the Board. A complete list of HCPS schools earning 2017 Virginia Index of Performance awards is below.
Governor’s Award for Educational Excellence – The awards’ top tier, these are schools and school divisions meeting all state and federal achievement benchmarks and achieving all applicable excellence goals for elementary reading, enrollment in Algebra I by the eighth grade, enrollment in college-level courses, high school graduation, attainment of advanced diplomas, increased attainment of career and industry certifications, and, if applicable, participation in the Virginia Preschool Initiative.
- Short Pump Middle School
Board of Education Excellence Awards – The awards’ second tier, these are schools and school divisions meeting all state and federal benchmarks and making significant progress toward goals for increased student achievement and expanded educational opportunities set by the Board.
- Colonial Trail Elementary School
- Echo Lake Elementary School
- Gayton Elementary School
- Glen Allen Elementary School
- Kaechele Elementary School
- Nuckols Farm Elementary School
- Rivers Edge Elementary School
- Shady Grove Elementary School
- Short Pump Elementary School
- Three Chopt Elementary School
- Tuckahoe Elementary School
- Twin Hickory Elementary School
- Holman Middle School
- Pocahontas Middle School
- Glen Allen High School
- Mills Godwin High School
Board of Education Distinguished Achievement Awards – Schools meeting all state and federal benchmarks and making progress toward the goals of the governor and the Board
- Crestwood Elementary School
- Pemberton Elementary School
- Pinchbeck Elementary School
- Springfield Park Elementary School
- Trevvett Elementary School
- Deep Run High School