Fifteen schools in Prince William County honored through 2019 Virginia Index of Performance Awards program
Posted on 05/30/2019
Graphic with Virginia Outline 2019 Board of Education Excellence Awards

Fifteen schools in Prince William County earned 2019 Virginia Index of Performance (VIP) awards for advanced student learning and achievement, Governor Ralph Northam and the state Board of Education announced today. Only 270 schools and nine school divisions statewide earned one of the awards. The VIP program recognizes schools and divisions that exceed state and federal accountability standards and achieve excellence goals established by the Governor and Board of Education.

“As a former teacher, I know how important it is to commend extra effort and improved performance,” said Secretary of Education Atif Qarni. “I believe the same is true for schools and school divisions and I look forward to personally congratulating many of these schools and divisions during my travels around the Commonwealth.”

“I congratulate the staff members, students, parents, and community members for working together to achieve academic success, said PWCS Superintendent Dr. Steve Walts. “These awards exemplify our schools’ focus on academic success.”

Battlefield High School, Patriot High School, Mary G. Porter Traditional School, and Pennington Traditional School were recognized with 2019 Board of Education Excellence awards. Only 90 schools in the state won this honor. These schools also met all state and federal accountability benchmarks and made significant progress toward goals for increased student achievement and expanded educational opportunities set by the board.

Eleven schools in Prince William County earned Board of Education Distinguished Achievement awards. The Distinguished Achievement Award was earned by eight divisions and 175 schools that met all state and federal benchmarks and made progress toward the goals of the Governor and the Board of Education.

Alvey, Ashland, Cedar Point, Glenkirk, Marshall, Minnieville, Mountain View and T. Clay Wood Elementary Schools, The Nokesville School, and Gainesville and Reagan Middle Schools earned the Distinguished Achievement Award.

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.

More information about the VIP incentive program for schools and school divisions is available on the VDOE website.