WV Schools Recognized for High Achievement

September 24, 2003

CHARLESTON, W.VA - The West Virginia Board of Education and Department of Education today kicked off its West Virginia Achieves’ Recognition Tour in Monongalia County. Schools that met Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP), showed high achievement in a subgroup and/or notable improvement in a subgroup were recognized during the county board meeting.  

“West Virginia Achieves, the state’s No Child Left Behind plan, is what we expect of our students – achievement. We want children to achieve and reach their greatest potential," said State School Superintendent David Stewart. “This statewide Recognition Tour is our way of celebrating school success.”  

Schools recognized in Monongalia County include:  

Arnettsville Elementary School Cass Elementary School Cheat Lake Elementary School Daybrook Elementary School Easton Elementary School Mountainview Elementary School North Elementary School Ridgedale Elementary School Riverside Elementary School Suncrest Primary Waitman Barbe Elementary School Westover Elementary School Woodburn Elementary School Cheat Lake Middle School South Middle School Suncrest Middle School Morgantown High School University High School  

The West Virginia Board of Education and the Department of Education embrace No Child Left Behind and welcome accountability for state schools, for teachers and the future of our students.  

“It is a great accomplishment to have achieved Adequate Yearly Progress and I applaud those schools that met the mark,” said Stewart. “However, schools that have shown improvement or have reached other notable standards should get the same pat on the back for closing the achievement gap.”  

Principals are being encouraged to return home and celebrate their school’s success with the teachers and students.  

The West Virginia State Board and the Department will be traveling to every county as part of the West Virginia Achieves' Recognition Tour.

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