The 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 and implementing advanced and innovated programs.
“Rewarding the hard work and dedication of school administrators and teachers is vital as our state increases rigor across the curriculum,” said State Superintendent of Schools Steve Paine. “These schools have continually exceeded the academic bar and they deserve this prestigious recognition.”
The 2006-07 Schools of Excellence are:
Boone County: Jeffery-Spencer Elementary, Sherman Elementary
Braxton County: Davis Elementary
Cabell County: Cammack Elementary
Greenbrier County: White Sulphur Elementary
Harrison County: Lost Creek Elementary
Kanawha County: Midland Trail Elementary, Point Harmony Elementary, Horace Mann Middle
Marion County: East Dale Elementary, Jayenne Elementary
McDowell County: Welch Elementary
Ohio County: Triadelphia Middle School
Pendleton County:Brandywine Elementary
Putnam County: Winfield High School
Raleigh County: Crab Orchard Elementary, Shady Springs Elementary
Upshur County: Washington District Elementary
Wayne County: Ceredo Elementary
Wood County: Blennerhassett Junior High, Parkersburg South High School
Individual school applications were review by a reading panel over a two-day period resulting in 21 site visits. During the site visits, all 21 schools provided each site visitor with verification and documentation to support a final recommendation for recognition.
For more information regarding West Virginia Schools of Excellence, please contact Mr. David Perine, Executive Director for the Office of Human Resources, at (304) 558-3401.