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 met the academic bar and they deserve this prestigious recognition,” said Stewart. “The educators and students who attend these Schools of Excellence should be very proud. They are the ones who have earned the recognition.”
West Virginia’s 2003 Schools of Excellence are 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.
For more information regarding the West Virginia Schools of Excellence, please contact Mr. Tony Smedley, Executive Director for the Office of Human Resources, at (304) 558-3401.