VBCPS - Charting the Course
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Rosemary Gladden
Date: 06/28/18 Phone: 757.263.1229
News Release No. 065 Fax: 757.263.1010
Email: rosemary.gladden@vbschools.com

VBCPS and 22 of its schools earn state VIP awards

Governor Ralph Northam and the state Board of Education (BOE) named Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) and 22 of its schools 2018 Virginia Index of Performance (VIP) award recipients. This is the second consecutive year that VBCPS has earned this distinction for the division, which is awarded for exceeding state and federal accountability standards and achieving excellence goals.

"We are proud that our school division as well as individual schools are once again recognized for the high quality education taking place in our classrooms every day," said Dr. Aaron Spence, VBCPS superintendent. "It is a great honor and it's to the credit of our outstanding teachers and administrators, who work tirelessly each day to prepare students for future success, whether that be in college, the workplace or military service."

Great Neck Middle School was one of only 14 schools in Virginia to receive the 2018 Governor's Award for Educational Excellence, which is the highest honor in the state's VIP program. Schools must meet all state and federal achievement benchmarks and achieve all applicable excellence goals, including enrollment in Algebra I by eighth grade.

Dey Elementary, Kingston Elementary, North Landing Elementary, Old Donation School, Red Mill Elementary, Strawbridge Elementary and Thoroughgood Elementary were all awarded 2018 Board of Education Excellence Awards. 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.

VBCPS, 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 were honored with 2018 Board of Education Distinguished Achievement Awards. To earn this 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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