Va honors 212 schools, 4 divisions for performance

WAVY News
WAVY News

RICHMOND, Va. (AP/WAVY) — More than 200 public schools and four school divisions in Virginia are being honored for their performance.

Gov. Terry McAuliffe and the Virginia Board of Education announced the winners of the 2014 Virginia Index of Performance awards on Tuesday.

The awards are based on student achievement and other indicators.

McAuliffe says in a news release that five schools received the highest award, Governor’s Award for Education Excellence. They are Carson Middle, Longfellow Middle and Rocky Run Middle in Fairfax County; Short Pump Middle in Henrico County; and Kemps Landing Magnet in Virginia Beach.

The Board of Education Excellence Award went to one school division and 71 schools, including Grassfield High School in Chesapeake, Armstrong Elementary School in Hampton as well as John B. Dey Elementary, North Landing Elementary and Old Donation Center in Virginia Beach.

Three school divisions and 136 schools received the Board of Education Distinguished Achievement Award, including Butts Road Intermediate School, Butts Road Primary School, Great Bridge Middle School, Great Bridge Primary School and Southeastern Elementary School in Chesapeake; Bethel Elementary in Gloucester County; Deer Park Elementary School in Newport News; Larchmont Elementary School in Norfolk; Poquoson High School in Poquoson; Great Neck Middle School, Hermitage Elementary School, Kingston Elementary School, New Castle Elementary School, Princess Anne Elementary School, Red Mill Elementary School, Thoroughgood Elementary School and Trantwood Elementary School in Virginia Beach; Lois Hornsby Middle School, Matoaka Elementary School and Matthew Whaley Elementary School in Williamsburg-James City County and Coventry Elementary School, Mount Vernon Elementary School and Tabb Middle School in York County.

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