Seven Henrico schools honored by Board of Education for achievement, improvement

Seven Henrico schools honored by Board of Education for achievement, improvement

Five Henrico County schools were recognized for high student achievement and another two were recognized by the Board for significant improvement over a three-year span.

Seven Henrico County schools were recognized by the Virginia Board of Education as part of its new Exemplar Performance School Awards.

Five Henrico County schools were recognized for high student achievement and another two were recognized by the Board for significant improvement over a three-year span. The Board recognized a total of 235 schools across the commonwealth as award recipients – 52 for student achievement and 183 for showing sustained improvement.

2019 Virginia Board of Education Highest Achievement Award

Five Henrico County schools received the award, given to schools that meet certain benchmarks. The schools are:

  • Colonial Trail Elementary School
  • Nuckols Farm Elementary School
  • Rivers Edge Elementary School
  • Sandston Elementary School
  • Twin Hickory Elementary School

To qualify for the honor, a school must have a state rating of “Accredited” and have:

  • A 70% pass rate on state assessments in science and math.
  • A 75% pass rate on state assessment in English reading and writing.
  • No more than a 5% gap (for schools with two student groups) or a 10% gap (for schools with three or more student groups) in English reading and writing, between the lowest-performing group and all other students in the school.
  • No more than a 5% gap (for schools with two student groups) or a 10% gap (for schools with three or more student groups) in math, between the lowest-performing group and all other students in the school.

2019 Virginia Board of Education Continuous Improvement Award

Two Henrico County schools were honored with the award, given to schools showing sustained improvement over a three-year span:

  • Jackson Davis Elementary School
  • Montrose Elementary School

To be recognized, an elementary school must have a state rating of “Accredited” or “Accredited with Conditions” and have met at least one of the following benchmarks over a three-year span:

  • A cumulative 10% increase in the combined rates for reading and math, and in the pass rate for science, with improvement each year on each indicator.
  • A cumulative 10% increase in the combined rates for reading and math for two or more student groups, with improvement each year for each group on both indicators.
  • A cumulative 15% decrease in chronic absenteeism, with a decrease each year.

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