Governor Terry McAuliffe and the state Board of Education announced yesterday that 252 schools and four school divisions earned 2015 Virginia Index of Performance awards for advance learning and achievement. Back Creek Elementary and Cave Spring High School earned the Board of Excellence Award. The schools met state and federal accountability benchmarks and made significant progress toward goals for increased student achievement. Some schools earned the Board of Education Distinguished Achievement Award. That means they met all state and federal benchmarks and made progress toward the goals of the governor and the board. Those include Cave Spring Middle, Clearbrook Elementary, Fort Lewis Elementary, Glenvar High, Green Valley Elementary, Hidden Valley High, Hidden Valley Middle, Oak Grove Elementary and Penn Forest Elementary.