3 Roanoke County Schools receive Highest Achievement Award

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Roanoke County School District says three local schools — Bonsack, Burlington, and Green Valley Elementary Schools — all earned a special honor.

The three schools were awarded the Highest Achievement Award from the Virginia State Board of Education. This means the schools earned a state accreditation rating of Accredited, and met the following requirements:

  • 70-percent pass rate on state assessments in science and mathematics;
  • 75-percent pass rate on state assessment in English reading and writing;
  • No more than a five-percent gap (for schools with two student groups) or a 10-percent gap (for schools with three or more student groups) in English reading and writing between the lowest-performing group and all other students in the school; and
  • No more than a five-percent gap (for schools with two student groups) or a 10-percent gap (for schools with three or more student groups) in mathematics between the lowest-performing group and all other students in the school.

Glanvar and Hidden Valley High Schools, as well as Mountain View and Oak Grove Elementary Schools, earned an award as well. They earned the Continuous Improvement Award.

To earn the Board of Education Continuous Achievement Award, a school must earn a state accreditation rating of Accredited or Accredited with Conditions and meet at least one of the following requirements for improved performance on accreditation-related school quality indicators:

  • A cumulative 10-point increase over three years in the combined rates for reading and mathematics and in the pass rate for science, with improvement each year on each indicator:
  • A cumulative 10-point increase over three years in the combined rates for reading and mathematics for two or more student groups, with improvement each year for each group on both indicators;
  • A cumulative 15-percent decrease in the chronic absenteeism rate over three years, with a decrease each year; or
  • For schools with a graduating class, a cumulative four-point increase in the Graduation and Completion Index over three years, with an increase each year, and a cumulative 15-percent decrease in the dropout rate, with a decrease each year.

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