Three Roanoke Co. schools earn Board of Education Excellence Award

Roonoke County SchoolsHere’s the press release from Roanoke County Public Schools: ROANOKE – Governor Terry McAuliffe and the state Board of Education announced May 24 that 278 out of 1,822 schools and two school divisions earned 2016 Virginia Index of Performance (VIP) awards for advanced learning and achievement. The VIP incentive program recognizes schools and divisions that exceed state and federal accountability standards and achieve excellence goals established by the governor and the board. Three schools in Roanoke County earned the Board of Excellence Award and seven schools earned the Board of Education Distinguished Achievement Award. Cave Spring Elementary, Cave Spring High and Green Valley Elementary are among 104 schools statewide that earned the Board of Education Excellence Award, the second-tier honor in the VIP program. These divisions and schools also met all state and federal accountability benchmarks and made significant progress toward goals for increased student achievement and expanded educational opportunities set by the board.

The Board of Education Distinguished Achievement Award was earned 166 schools that met all state and federal benchmarks and made progress toward the goals of the governor and the board.  In Roanoke County, those schools that earned the Board of Education Distinguished Achievement Award are:

  • Back Creek Elementary
  • Bonsack Elementary
  • Cave Spring Middle
  • Clearbrook Elementary
  • Fort Lewis Elementary
  • Hidden Valley Middle
  • Penn Forest Elementary
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