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2015-2016 Schools of Excellence

Eligible schools will be invited to apply.

Due Monday, March 30, 2015

The Schools of Excellence Recognition Program has been revised for 2015-2016.

If you have additional questions, please contact Nancy Cline at or call 304-558-3199.

Applications should be mailed to:

WVDE, Office of School Improvement
Attention: Schools of Excellence
1900 Kanawha Boulevard East
Capitol Complex Building 6, Room 330
Charleston, WV 25305-0330

Schools of Excellence for 21st Century Learning

Schools of Excellence:

  • are schools that offer rigorous, challenging instructional academic;
  • are staffed with master teachers and exceptional adults who subscribe to the ideas of lifelong learning and exccellence in the profession;
  • have learning-centered environments that support all student's in surpassing their potential,
  • and demonstrate student achievement results that are significantly above the average for comparable schools.

In addition, WV Code 18-5A-4 requires that these schools show improvement in student achievement, improvement in reducing dropout rates, improvement in standardized test scores, implementation of advanced or innovative programs, improvement in parent and community involvement, improvement in parent, teacher, and student satisfaction, and improvement in student attendance and other factors which promote excellence in education.

Congratulations 2014-2015 Schools of Excellence Winners

Brandywine Elementary School, Pendleton County

George Washington Elementary School, Putnam County

Maxwell Hill Elementary, Raleigh County


2013-2014 Schools of Excellence Winning Applications:


  • Ashford-Rumble Elementary, Boone County
  • Craigsville Elementary, Nicholas County
  • Dingess Elementary, Mingo County
  • Eastbrook Elementary, Putnam County
  • Princeton Primary, Mercer County
  • Shoals Elementary, Kanawha County
  • West Hamlin Elementary, Lincoln County
  • White Hall Elementary, Marion County
  • High School and Vocational School

    • Liberty High, Raleigh County
    • Fayette Institute of Technology, Fayette County