West Virginia Board of Education Recognizes 127 Exemplary Accreditation Status Schools

Posted: October 12, 2005
CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia State Board of Education officials today proclaimed 127 schools in 38 counties as “Exemplary Schools.” Kenna Seal, Director of the Office of Education Performance Audits, remarked that an extraordinary number of schools achieved the exemplary distinction this year. State Board members applauded the performance of these schools.  

State Board President Dr. Lowell Johnson attributed the schools’ honor as indicative that “staff, parents, students, and communities are working hard to achieve excellence.” Johnson further noted, “this accomplishment speaks highly for the quality of education throughout West Virginia, with schools from every area of our state identified as exemplary.”  

Seal explained that schools must meet a set of rigorous standards to achieve exemplary accreditation status.  

1. At least 80 percent of the school’s students score at or above mastery in the All Students (AS) subgroup in reading/language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies, and the school achieves AYP in each subgroup. 2. At least 30 percent of all students score above mastery or distinguished in reading/language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. 3. An attendance rate at or above 94 percent. 4. A graduation rate at or above 85 percent.  

According to Seal, a special recognition ceremony will be held to honor these 127 schools.  

“It is encouraging to note the diverse school representation: schools of various sizes, both low enrollment and high enrollment; rural and urban schools; Title I schools and nonTitle I schools, and schools of various configurations,” said Seal. “We have high expectations for all schools in West Virginia, and these schools have achieved the State Board’s highest level of recognition.”  

The following schools are recognized as Exemplary Accreditation status schools.  

BARBOUR COUNTY Kasson Elementary/Middle School  

BERKELEY COUNTY Bunker Hill Elementary School Opequon Elementary School Tomahawk Elementary School Valley View Elementary School James Rumsey Technical Institute  

BOONE COUNTY Jeffrey-Spencer Elementary School  

BRAXTON COUNTY Burnsville Elementary School Davis Elementary School Frametown Elementary School  

BROOKE COUNTY Beech Bottom Primary School Bethany Primary School Collier Primary School Edgewood Primary School Hooverson Heights Primary School Lauretta B. Millsop Primary School  

CABELL COUNTY Cammack Elementary School Davis Creek Elementary School Geneva Kent Elementary School Hite Saunders Elementary School Miller Elementary School Village of Barboursville Elementary School  

FAYETTE COUNTY Divide Elementary School Oak Hill Elementary School  

GILMER COUNTY Glenville Elementary School Gilmer County High School  

GRANT COUNTY South Branch Career & Technical Center  

GREENBRIER COUNTY Frankford Elementary School Lewisburg Elementary School Smoot Elementary School White Sulphur Elementary School Williamsburg Elementary School  

HAMPSHIRE COUNTY Springfield-Green Spring Elementary School  

HANCOCK COUNTY Liberty Elementary School New Manchester Elementary School Weirton Heights Elementary School  

HARDY COUNTY East Hardy High School  

HARRISON COUNTY Johnson Elementary School Simpson Elementary School Bridgeport High School  

JACKSON COUNTY Evans Elementary School Kenna Elementary School  

JEFFERSON COUNTY Shepherdstown Elementary School C. W. Shipley Elementary School  

KANAWHA COUNTY Alban Elementary School Alum Creek Elementary School Chamberlain Elementary School Cross Lanes Elementary School Holz Elementary School Kenna Elementary School Lakewood Elementary School Montrose Elementary School Overbrook Elementary School Point Harmony Elementary School Weberwood Elementary School John Adams Junior High School George Washington High School  

LOGAN COUNTY Hugh Dingess Elementary School Justice Elementary School South Man Elementary School  

MARION COUNTY East Dale Elementary School Fairview Elementary School Monongah Elementary School Pleasant Valley Elementary School White Hall Elementary School Fairmont Senior High School  

MARSHALL COUNTY Glen Dale Elementary School Park View Elementary School Sherrard Elementary School  

MASON COUNTY Roosevelt Elementary School  

MERCER COUNTY Brushfork Elementary School Straley Elementary School  

MINERAL COUNTY Fort Ashby Primary School Frankfort High School  

MONONGALIA COUNTY Cheat Lake Elementary School Easton Elementary School North Elementary School Suncrest Primary School Suncrest Middle School  

MORGAN COUNTY Pleasant View Elementary School  

NICHOLAS COUNTY Mt. Lookout Elementary School Mt. Nebo Elementary School Panther Creek Elementary School  

OHIO COUNTY Bethlehem Elementary School Elm Grove Elementary School Middle Creek Elementary School Steenrod Elementary School West Liberty Elementary School Woodsdale Elementary School Triadelphia Middle School Warwood School  

PENDLETON COUNTY Brandywine Elementary School  

PUTNAM COUNTY Confidence Elementary School Eastbrook Elementary School George Washington Elementary School Hurricane Town Elementary School Poca Elementary School Scott Teays Elementary School West Teays Elementary School Winfield Elementary School Winfield Middle School  

RALEIGH COUNTY Crab Orchard Elementary School Crescent Elementary School Daniels Elementary School Hollywood Elementary School Maxwell Hill Elementary School Shady Spring Elementary School  

RANDOLPH COUNTY Pickens Elementary/High School  

RITCHIE COUNTY Creed Collins Elementary School Ellenboro Elementary School Smithville Elementary School  

TAYLOR COUNTY Anna Jarvis Elementary School Flemington Elementary School Pruntytown Elementary School  

TYLER COUNTY Arthur I. Boreman Elementary School  

UPSHUR COUNTY Washington District Elementary School  

WAYNE COUNTY Kellogg Elementary School Prichard Elementary School  

WEBSTER COUNTY Hacker Valley Elementary School  

WOOD COUNTY Blennerhasset Elementary School Criss Elementary School Greenmont Elementary School Mineral Wells Elementary School Neale Elementary School Vienna Elementary School Williamstown Elementary School Jackson Junior High School  

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