Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe and the Virginia Board of Education announced the 2014 Virginia Index of Performance (VIP) awards for advanced learning and Achievement this week. A total of 13 Roanoke Region Schools were recognized for exceeding minimum state and federal accountability standards and achieving excellence goals established by the governor and board.
Crystal Springs Elementary of Roanoke and Roanoke County’s Cave Spring High and Hidden Valley Middle schools earned 2014 Board of Education Excellence Awards. Botetourt County’s Breckinridge Elementary, Salem’s South Salem Elementary, and Roanoke County’s Cave Spring Elementary, Cave Spring Middle, Clearbrook Elementary, Fort Lewis Elementary, Glenvar Middle, Hidden Valley High, Oak Grove Elementary, and Penn Forest Elementary earned 2014 Board of Education Distinguished Achievement Awards.
“I am pleased to congratulate Virginia’s teachers, principals, superintendents and other educators whose commitment to innovation and excellence have made the Commonwealth’s schools leaders among our economic competitors,” McAuliffe said in a press release. “The educators and support staff in these award-winning schools — and in all of our public schools — have dedicated their careers to building brighter futures for our young people and providing pathways for success in a 21st Century economy. I look forward to visiting as many of these schools as possible and celebrating their accomplishments.”
The schools earned 2014 VIP awards based on student achievement and other performance indicators during the 2012-2013 school year.