Schools of Excellence Recognized by State Board

August 14, 2003

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Twenty-one West Virginia schools were honored as West Virginia Schools of Excellence Wednesday evening at the Charleston Marriott. The West Virginia Board of Education and the Department of Education recognized the schools for meeting several stringent requirements.  

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.  

“These schools have continually exceeded the academic bar and they deserve this prestigious recognition,” said State Superintendent of Schools Stewart. “The educators and students who attend these Schools of Excellence should be very proud. They are the ones who have achieved this honor.”  

West Virginia’s 2003 Schools of Excellence include: Hollywood Elementary, Raleigh County; Culloden Elementary, Cabell County; North Berkeley Elementary, Morgan County; C.W. Shipley Elementary, Jefferson County; Pleasant View Elementary, Morgan County; Petersburg Elementary, Grant County; Union Elementary, Upshur County; Wayne Elementary, Wayne County; Prichard Elementary, Wayne County; Mullens Elementary, Wyoming County; Bluewell Elementary, Mercer County; Moorefield Middle, Hardy County; Martinsburg North Middle, Berkeley County; Gore Middle, Harrison County; Doddridge Middle, Doddridge County; Bluefield High, Mercer County; Shady Spring High, Raleigh County; George Washington High, Kanawha County; Hedgesville High, Berkeley County; Magnolia High, Wetzel County; Fayette-Plateau Vocational and Technical Center, Fayette County.

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