Local Virginia schools receive state awards for educational efforts

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Virginia Governor Ralph Northam and the state Board of Education announced this week that 270 schools and nine school divisions earned 2019 Virginia Index of Performance (VIP) awards for advanced student learning and achievement.  

The following schools and systems from our viewing area to be recognized are featured below:  

2019 Board of Education Excellence Awards  

  • Russell County — Belfast Elk Garden Elementary 

  • Scott County — Weber City Elementary and Yuma Elementary 

  • Wise County — Central High 

2019 Board of Education Distinguished Achievement Division Winner 

  • Wise County 

2019 Distinguished Achievement Awards (For Schools)  

  • Russell County — Honaker Elementary 

  • Scott County — Duffield-Pattonsville Primary and Hilton Elementary 

  • Tazewell County — North Tazewell Elementary and Richlands High 

  • Washington County — Greendale Elementary, High Point Elementary, Holston High, John S. Battle High, and Meadowview Elementary 

  • Wise County — Eastside High, J.W. Adams Combined, L.F. Addington Middle, St. Paul Elementary, and Union Primary 

The Virginia Index of Performance program was established by the state Board of Education in 2007 as a means of recognizing schools and school divisions that exceed state and federal accountability standards. 

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