Exemplary Accreditation Status Schools Honored

Posted: November 13, 2007

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Sixty-nine schools from across West Virginia, including 44 elementary schools, seven middle schools, 11 high schools and seven career technical centers, were honored Wednesday evening for achieving Exemplary Accreditation status.  The recognition ceremony was held at the Charleston House Holiday Inn.

  

“We have high expectations for all schools in West Virginia and these schools have achieved the state board’s highest level of recognition,” said board President Delores W. Cook. “Educators serving our schools understand that quality is important. We encourage them to keep up the good work.”

 

Exemplary distinction is the gold standard of educational achievement, said Kenna Seal, director of the Office of Education Performance Audits. Schools must meet a set of rigorous standards to achieve such status:

     

1.         All schools will be ranked by the percent proficient in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies on the WESTEST and the Writing Assessment. The schools earning the top combined ranking will be eligible for the next step of ranking on a student achievement index with progressive weighting for scores at each performance level (.25 for Below Mastery, .5 for Mastery, .75 for Above Mastery and 1.0 for Distinguished) and aggregated for a total ranking.  The top 10 percent weighted ranking for elementary, middle, and high schools will be designated as Exemplary if other criteria are met.

 

2.            The student attendance rate is at or above 94 percent in the most recent year for which data are available.

 

3.            The student graduation rate is at or above 85 percent.

 

4.            The percentage of graduates of high schools who declare their intent to enroll in college and other post-secondary education is 55 percent.

 

5.         The percentage of students who successfully complete Advanced Placement, dual credit and honors classes as defined in Policy 2510 is at or above five percent in high schools.

 

Career technical centers also have strenuous criteria to meet. 

 

For more information, contact the OEPA at (304) 558-3788.

 

 

The following schools are recognized as Exemplary Accreditation status schools for 2007-2008:                                  

 

 

BARBOUR  COUNTY                                                                                  

Kasson Elementary/Middle School

 

BERKELEY COUNTY                                                                                 

Rosemont Elementary School

 

BOONE COUNTY  

Ashford-Rumble Elementary School

 

BRAXTON COUNTY                                                                                   

Burnsville Elementary School

Flatwoods Elementary School

Frametown Elementary School

 

BROOKE COUNTY                                                                                      

Lauretta B. Millsop Primary School

 

CABELL COUNTY

Davis Creek Elementary School

 

GREENBRIER COUNTY 

Frankford School

 

HANCOCK COUNTY                                                                                   

Liberty Elementary School

Weir High School

 

HARDY COUNTY  

East Hardy High School

 

HARRISON COUNTY                                                                                  

Bridgeport Middle School

Bridgeport High School

 

JACKSON COUNTY         

Evans Elementary School

Kenna Elementary School

Ravenswood Middle School

 

JEFFERSON COUNTY    

Shepherdstown Elementary School

Shepherdstown Middle School

 

KANAWHA COUNTY                                                                                   

Chamberlain Elementary School

Holz Elementary School

Kenna Elementary School

Montrose Elementary School

Overbrook Elementary School

Weberwood Elementary School

George Washington High School

                                                           

LOGAN COUNTY  

Hugh Dingess Elementary School

Justice Elementary School

Verdunville Elementary School

 

MARION COUNTY 

Barrackville Elementary/Middle School

Fairview Middle School

East Fairmont High School

Fairmont Senior High School

 

MARSHALL COUNTY      

John Marshall High School

 

MINERAL COUNTY 

Frankfort High School

 

MONONGALIA COUNTY                                                                            

North Elementary School

Suncrest Primary School

Cheat Lake Elementary School

Suncrest Middle School

Morgantown High School

 

NICHOLAS COUNTY        

Mount Nebo Elementary School

 

OHIO COUNTY       

Bethlehem Elementary School

Steenrod Elementary School

Woodsdale Elementary School

Warwood Middle School

 

PLEASANTS COUNTY                                                                               

Belmont Elementary School

 

PRESTON COUNTY

Fellowsville Elementary School

 

PUTNAM COUNTY                                                                                      

Confidence Elementary School

Conner Street Elementary School

Hurricane Town Elementary School

Poca Elementary School

Scott Teays Elementary School

West Teays Elementary School

Winfield High School

 

RANDOLPH COUNTY                                                                                 

Pickens Elementary/High School

Elkins High School

 

RITCHIE COUNTY

Ellenboro Elementary School

 

TAYLOR COUNTY

Flemington Elementary School

 

WEBSTER COUNTY                                                                                   

Hacker Valley Elementary School

 

WOOD COUNTY    

Greenmont Elementary School

Vienna Elementary School

Jackson Junior High School

 

 

 

 

CAREER /TECHNICAL CENTERS

 

1.   Brooke High School                                                   Brooke

 

2.    Cabell County Career and Technical Center        Cabell

 

3.    South Branch Career and Technical Center        Grant, Hardy and

                                                                                                Pendleton counties

 

4.    Hampshire County Career Training Center          Hampshire

 

5.   Carver Career Center                                                 Kanawha

 

6.   Monroe County Technical Center                           Monroe

 

7.   Academy of Career and Technology                     Raleigh

 

 

View the Exemplary Schools Dinner Pictures

 


 

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