2006 Schools of Excellence Announced

May 17, 2006

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Twenty-one West Virginia Schools have earned the prestigious Schools of Excellence award for the 2006 – 2007 school year.  

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.  

“Rewarding the hard work and dedication of school administrators and teachers is vital as our state increases rigor across the curriculum,” said State Superintendent of Schools Steve Paine. “These schools have continually exceeded the academic bar and they deserve this prestigious recognition.”  

The 2006-07 Schools of Excellence are:  

Boone County: Jeffery-Spencer Elementary, Sherman Elementary  

Braxton County: Davis Elementary  

Cabell County: Cammack Elementary  

Greenbrier County: White Sulphur Elementary  

Harrison County: Lost Creek Elementary  

Kanawha County: Midland Trail Elementary, Point Harmony Elementary, Horace Mann Middle  

Marion County: East Dale Elementary, Jayenne Elementary  

McDowell County: Welch Elementary  

Ohio County: Triadelphia Middle School  

Pendleton County:Brandywine Elementary  

Putnam County: Winfield High School  

Raleigh County: Crab Orchard Elementary, Shady Springs Elementary  

Upshur County: Washington District Elementary  

Wayne County: Ceredo Elementary  

Wood County: Blennerhassett Junior High, Parkersburg South High School  

Individual school applications were review by a reading panel over a two-day period resulting in 21 site visits. During the site visits, all 21 schools provided each site visitor with verification and documentation to support a final recommendation for recognition.  

For more information regarding West Virginia Schools of Excellence, please contact Mr. David Perine, Executive Director for the Office of Human Resources, at (304) 558-3401.

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