West Point Public Schools receives statewide awards

West Point Public Schools has earned the state's 2016 Virginia Index of Performance (VIP) awards for advanced learning and achievement.

They are among 278 schools and two school divisions being recognized for exceeding state and federal accountability standards and achieving excellence goals established by the state.

West Point Public Schools and Falls Church Public Schools were the only two divisions statewide to received the 2016 Board of Education Excellence Award, which is the second-tier honor in the VIP program. The 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, according to a Governor's Office news release.

West Point Middle School also received the state's 2016 Board of Education Distinguished Achievement Award for meeting all state and federal benchmarks and making progress toward the goals of the governor and the board.

More information about the VIP incentive program for schools and school divisions is available on the VDOE website: bit.ly/VaVIPSchools.

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