VBCPS - Charting the Course
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lauren Nolasco
Date: 05/23/16 Phone: 757.263.1234
News Release No. 073 Fax: 757.263.1010
Email: lauren.nolasco@vbschools.com

14 VBCPS schools named to state VIP list

Governor Terry McAuliffe and the state Board of Education announced the 2016 Virginia Index of Performance (VIP) award winners Tuesday. This year, Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) had 14 schools earn a VIP award. According to the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), these awards recognize schools and divisions that exceed state and federal accountability standards and achieve excellence goals established by the governor and the board.

“We are proud to once again have our school division represented on the state VIP list,” said Dr. Aaron Spence, VBCPS superintendent. “Not only do these honors showcase the dedication of the 14 awarded schools, they also demonstrate the division’s commitment to continue to pursue excellence each and every year.”

Kemps Landing/Old Donation School, Kingston Elementary, Strawbridge Elementary and Thoroughgood Elementary all received 2016 Board of Education Excellence Awards. According to the VDOE, the schools earned this honor by meeting all state and federal accountability benchmarks and making significant progress toward goals for increased student achievement and expanded educational opportunities. The state honored 104 schools with this award.

In addition, Dey Elementary, Glenwood Elementary, Great Neck Middle, North Landing Elementary, Ocean Lakes High, Pembroke Elementary, Princess Anne Elementary, Princess Anne Middle, Red Mill Elementary and Three Oaks Elementary all received 2016 Board of Education Distinguished Achievement Awards. These schools were 10 of the 166 total in Virginia to earn the award. According to the VDOE, honorees met all state and federal benchmarks and made progress toward the goals of the governor and the board.

“These schools epitomize academic excellence and the innovation, teamwork and commitment to high standards that have made Virginia’s public schools among the nation’s best,” McAuliffe said in a VDOE press release.

For more information on the VIP awards, visit the VDOE website.

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