Governor Ralph Northam and the state Board of Education recently named 22 Virginia Beach public schools as 2018 Virginia Index of Performance award recipients.
"This is the second consecutive year that the division has earned this distinction, which is awarded for exceeding state and federal accountability standards and achieving excellence goals," said division publicist, H. L. Wilson. "Great Neck Middle School was one of only 14 schools in Virginia to receive the 2018 Governor's Award for Educational Excellence, which is the highest honor in the state's VIP program. Schools must meet all state and federal achievement benchmarks and achieve all applicable excellence goals, including enrollment in Algebra I by eighth grade."
Dey Elementary, Kingston Elementary, North Landing Elementary, Old Donation School, Red Mill Elementary, Strawbridge Elementary and Thoroughgood Elementary were all awarded with 2018 Board of Education Excellence Awards.
"This honor recognizes schools that met all state and federal accountability benchmarks and made significant progress toward goals for increased student achievement and expanded educational opportunities set by the BOE," said Wilson.
VBCPS, Creeds Elementary, Cox High, Glenwood Elementary, Green Run Collegiate, Hermitage Elementary, Kempsville Elementary, Landstown Elementary, Ocean Lakes High, Pembroke Elementary, Princess Anne Elementary, Princess Anne High, Princess Anne Middle, Salem High and Trantwood Elementary were all honored with 2018 Board of Education Distinguished Achievement Awards.
"To earn this award, honorees must have met all state and federal benchmarks and made progress toward the goals of the governor and the BOE," said Wilson. "Individual schools in the division have earned VIP awards every year since the recognition was first presented in 2008, and the school division has been a recipient four times."