Two West Virginia Elementary Schools Earn Distinguished Title I Honors

November 23, 2005

Charleston, W.Va. - Two West Virginia elementary schools recently earned distinguished titles. Brushfork Elementary in Mercer County and Flemington Elementary in Taylor County were named Distinguished Title I Schools by the National Association of State Title I Directors (NASTID).  

The selected West Virginia schools were two out of 52 schools in 28 states that earned the honor. Flemington Elementary was recognized for its exceptional student performance for two or more consecutive years while Brushfork Elementary has continued to narrow the achievement gap between student subgroups.  

“These academically outstanding schools have risen above obstacles of poverty with the assistance of the Title I program,” said State Schools Superintendent Steve Paine. “The principals, teachers and, most of all, the students should be commended for their hard work in becoming model schools.”  

The schools will be honored at the NASTID annual conference in Dallas, Texas in January 2006.  

Title I is the largest federal-aid program in K-12 education. Since 1996, NASTID has selected examples of superior Title I school programs for recognition. These schools will join the hundreds of other distinguished schools honored by the program since the recognition program began.  

For more information on Title I schools in West Virginia, contact Keith Butcher, Executive Director for the West Virginia Department of Education’s Office of Instructional Services, at (304) 558-7805.

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