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State Board Honors Schools

Ten Arlington schools earned 2012 Virginia Index of Performance awards. The awards were created by the State Board of Education in 2007 to promote advanced learning and achievement.

2012 Governor’s Award of Educational Excellence recipients included:

  • Arlington Science Focus Elementary School

  • Arlington Traditional School

  • Jamestown Elementary School

  • McKinley Elementary School.

To qualify for the Governor’s Award for Educational Excellence, schools must meet all state and federal achievement benchmarks for at least two consecutive years and achieve applicable excellence goals for elementary reading, enrollment in Algebra I by grade 8, enrollment in college-level courses, high school graduation, attainment of advanced diplomas, increased attainment of career and industry certifications, and participation in the Virginia Preschool Initiative.

2012 Board of Education Excellence Award recipients included:

  • Ashlawn Elementary School

  • Nottingham Elementary School

  • Taylor Elementary School

  • Tuckahoe Elementary School

These schools met all state and federal accountability benchmarks for at least two consecutive years and have made significant progress toward goals for increased student achievement and expanded educational opportunities set by the Virginia Board of Education.

2011 Board of Education Competence to Excellence Award recipients included:

  • Glebe Elementary School

  • Yorktown High School

This award recognizes schools that have met all state and federal accountability benchmarks for at least two consecutive years and have made significant progress toward goals for increased student achievement and expanded educational opportunities set by the Virginia Board of Education.