APS News Release

Governor, State Board of Education Recognize APS for High Achievement

Governor, State Board of Education Recognize APS for High Achievement Today, Governor Terry McAuliffe and the State Board of Education announced that 11 Arlington schools have earned 2015 Virginia Index of Performance (VIP) awards. The awards were created by the Board of Education in 2015 to promote advanced learning and achievement. “The Virginia Index of Performance Awards is one way that we recognize academic progress to assure that our students continue to grow and excel.” said Superintendent Dr. Pat Murphy. “I am proud of our teachers, leadership teams and students for receiving this honor. Congratulations to the students and their parents for this state recognition.” 2015 Governor’s Award of Educational Excellence Recipient

  • Williamsburg Middle School

This is the highest honor under the VIP incentive program. To earn the Governor’s Award for Educational Excellence, schools and school divisions must meet all state and federal achievement benchmarks and achieve all applicable excellence goals for elementary reading, enrollment in Algebra I by the eighth grade, enrollment in college-level courses, high school graduation, attainment of advanced diplomas, increased attainment of career and industry certifications, and, if applicable, participation in the Virginia Preschool Initiative. 2015 Board of Education Excellence Award Recipients

  • Arlington Science Focus School
  • Arlington Traditional School
  • Glebe Elementary School
  • Jamestown Elementary School
  • McKinley Elementary School
  • Nottingham Elementary School
  • Tuckahoe Elementary School

These divisions and 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. 2015 Board of Education Distinguished Achievement Award Recipients

  • Henry Elementary School
  • Long Branch Elementary School
  • Yorktown High School

This award recognizes schools that have met all state and federal accountability benchmarks for at least two consecutive years and have made significant progress toward goals for increased student achievement and expanded educational opportunities set by the Virginia Board of Education.