Local Schools Get Governor's Award For Performance

January 10, 2008

Governor Kaine announced Thursday 89 schools that have been awarded their high performance including some schools in our area.

The award is the highest honor under a new incentive program for schools and school divisions created by the Board of Education. The 89 schools earning the Governor’s Award for Educational Excellence will each receive a display banner and a signed resolution of commendation from Governor Kaine.

Some of the local schools being honored include Albemarle County's Virginia L. Murray Elementary and Western Albemarle High Schools and Charlottesville's Greenbriar Elementary.

The complete list of the 89 schools being honored are as follows:

• Albemarle County — Virginia L. Murray Elementary and Western Albemarle High

• Amherst County — Elon Elementary and Pleasant View Elementary

• Appomattox County — Appomattox Elementary

• Arlington County — Arlington Traditional Elementary, Jamestown Elementary, McKinley Elementary and Nottingham Elementary

• Buchanan County — J.M. Bevins Elementary

• Charlottesville — Greenbrier Elementary

• Chesterfield County — Grange Hall Elementary, Midlothian Middle, Swift Creek Elementary and W.W. Gordon Elementary

• Danville — Forest Hills Elementary and Woodrow Wilson Elementary

• Fairfax County — Carson Middle, Chesterbrook Elementary, Churchill Road Elementary, Colvin Run Elementary, Cooper Middle, Franklin Middle, Great Falls Elementary, Haycock Elementary, Hunt Valley Elementary, Longfellow Middle, Louise Archer Elementary, Madison High, Oak Hill Elementary, Oakton High, Thoreau Middle, West Springfield Elementary, Westfield High and Woodson High

• Falls Church — Thomas Jefferson Elementary

• Franklin County — Boones Mill Elementary and Glade Hill Elementary

• Henrico County — Glen Allen Elementary, Nuckols Farm Elementary, Pemberton Elementary, Rivers Edge Elementary, Shady Grove Elementary, Short Pump Elementary, Springfield Park Elementary and Twin Hickory Elementary

• Lee County — Ewing Elementary and St. Charles Elementary

• Loudoun County — Belmont Ridge Middle, Broad Run High, Farmwell Station Middle, Hillsboro Elementary, Lincoln Elementary, Loudoun Valley High, Stone Bridge High and Waterford Elementary

• Newport News — Hilton Elementary

• Norfolk — School of International Studies at Meadowbrook

• Patrick County — Stuart Elementary

• Pittsylvania County — John L. Hurt Elementary

• Portsmouth — Churchland Elementary and Hodges Manor Elementary

• Prince William County — A. Henderson Elementary, Mountain View Elementary and Westridge Elementary

• Richmond — A.V. Norrell Elementary, Fairfield Court Elementary, George Mason Elementary and Mary Munford Elementary

• Roanoke — Grandin Court Elementary

• Roanoke County — Back Creek Elementary, Clearbrook Elementary, Hidden Valley High and Mountain View Elementary

• Salem — Salem High

• Scott County — Hilton Elementary, Nickelsville Elementary, Rye Cove Intermediate and Weber City Elementary

• Tazewell County — Abb’s Valley-Boissevain Elementary

• Virginia Beach — Creeds Elementary, Kemps Landing Magnet, King’s Grant Elementary, Old Donation Center and Princess Anne High

• Washington County — Valley Institute Elementary and Watauga Elementary

• Wythe County — Speedwell Elementary

• York County — Seaford Elementary

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