Wolftrap 1 of 3 Schools to Receive Top Education Award

By
Spotlight
July 18, 2019

The state Board of Education today recognized 19 FCPS schools for high student achievement or continuous improvement under the board’s new exemplar performance school recognition program.

The exemplar performance school recognition program is aligned with the Board of Education’s revised accreditation standards and replaces the Virginia Index of Performance recognition program.

Forestville Elementary, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, and Wolftrap Elementary were recognized for earning the 2019 Board of Education Highest Achievement Award. They were among 52 schools statewide to earn the award.

To earn the Board of Education Highest Achievement Award, a school must earn a state accreditation rating of Accredited, and meet the following benchmarks:

  • 70 percent pass rate on state assessments in science and mathematics.
  • 75 percent pass rate on state assessment in English reading and writing.
  • No more than a five percent gap (for schools with two student groups) or a 10 percent gap (for schools with three or more student groups) in English reading and writing between the lowest-performing group and all other students in the school.
  • No more than a five percent gap (for schools with two student groups) or a 10-percent gap (for schools with three or more student groups) in mathematics between the lowest-performing group and all other students in the school.