VBCPS and 22 of its schools earn state VIP awards

Governor Terry McAuliffe and the state Board of Education (BOE) named Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) and 22 of its schools as recipients of 2018 Virginia Index of Performance (VIP) awards. The VIP program recognizes schools and divisions that exceed state and federal accountability standards and achieve excellence goals established by the Governor and the BOE. This year, 349 schools and 16 school divisions in Virginia earned VIP awards for advanced learning and achievement.

VBCPS is one of 15 school divisions to earn the 2018 Board of Education Distinguished Achievement Award. This is the second consecutive year that VBCPS has earned this distinction as a school division.

Great Neck Middle School is one 14 schools statewide to earn the Governor’s Award for Educational Excellence, the highest VIP award. Schools must meet all state and federal achievement benchmarks and achieve all applicable excellence goals, including enrollment in Algebra I by the eighth grade.

VBCPS recipients of the 2018 Board of Education Excellence Award include: John B. Dey Elementary, Kingston Elementary, North Landing Elementary, Old Donation School, Red Mill Elementary, Strawbridge Elementary and Thoroughgood Elementary. This honor recognizes schools that met all state and federal accountability benchmarks and made significant progress toward goals for increased student achievement and expanded educational opportunities set by the BOE.

Creeds Elementary, Cox High, Glenwood Elementary, Green Run Collegiate, Hermitage Elementary, Kempsville Elementary, Landstown Elementary, Ocean Lakes High, Pembroke Elementary, Princess Anne Elementary, Princess Anne High, Princess Anne Middle, Salem High and Trantwood Elementary join VBCPS in earning the 2018 Board of Education Distinguished Achievement Award. Honorees must have met all state and federal benchmarks and made progress toward the goals of the Governor and the BOE.

Individual schools in VBCPS have earned VIP awards every year since the recognition was first presented in 2008, and the school division has been a recipient four times. To learn more about the state’s VIP awards, visit the VDOE’s website.

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