Three W.Va. Schools Named Schools of Excellence

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Three West Virginia schools have been named Schools of Excellence for the 2014-2015 school year.

Thursday, the West Virginia Department of Education announced that George Washington Elementary School in Putnam County, Brandwine Elementary School in Pendleton County, and Maxwell Hill Elementary School in Raleigh County were selected to receive the honor.

"I offer my congratulations to the principals, teachers, parents and students for their hard work and dedication to helping their school become a School of Excellence," said state Superintendent of Schools Jim Phares. "These schools have shown how to continually exceed the academic bar and they deserve this recognition."

Schools of Excellence are selected based on the following criteria:

  • a rigorous and challenging curriculum
  • a safe and drug-free learning environment
  • participatory leadership
  • active teaching and learning
  • an environment that strengthens teacher skills
  • documented student achievement
  • implementing advanced and innovated programs

    The schools will be honored at a banquet in Charleston in October.

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