VIP awards go to 17 schools in Chesterfield County

Virginia today honored 17 Chesterfield schools with Virginia Index of Performance awards, with three of those schools winning the highest honor, the Governor’s Award for Educational Excellence.

Chesterfield schools earning the Governor’s Award for Educational Excellence are Grange Hall Elementary, Robious Elementary and Bettie Weaver Elementary. Statewide, 86 schools won this award. To qualify for the Governor’s Award for Educational Excellence, schools must meet all state and federal achievement benchmarks for at least two consecutive years and achieve goals for elementary reading, enrollment in Algebra I by eighth grade, enrollment in college-level courses, high school graduation, attainment of advanced diplomas, increased attainment of career and industry certifications and participation in the Virginia Preschool Initiative. Schools earn bonus points for other performance measures, including the Governor’s Nutrition and Physical Activity Scorecard.

Seven Chesterfield schools earned the next highest award, the Board of Education Excellence Award: Beulah Elementary, Gordon Elementary, Elizabeth Scott Elementary, Swift Creek Elementary, Wells Elementary, Winterpock Elementary and Woolridge Elementary. Statewide, 188 schools won this award.

Seven Chesterfield schools earned the next award, the Board of Education Competence to Excellence Award: Bellwood Elementary, Bensley Elementary, Bon Air Elementary, Enon Elementary, Harrowgate Elementary, Providence Elementary and Reams Road Elementary. Statewide, 171 schools won this award.

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