A Focus School is -

Identified as having the largest achievement or graduation rate gaps in the state. The WVDE identified Focus schools based on the following:

  • Elementary and middle schools - Achievement Gap component of the West Virginia Accountability Index (WVAI) for all valid subgroups (20 members or more) compared to non-subgroup members.
  • High schools - Graduation rate gaps for all valid subgroups (20 members or more) compared to non-subgroup members.
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How are Focus schools identified?

What happens after being designated a Focus school?

How does a school exit Focus status?

A school may exit Focus status when the following criteria have been met: