WJCC & 5 Schools Earn State VIP Awards

Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools and five individual WJCC schools earned 2017 Virginia Index of Performance (VIP) awards for advanced learning and achievement. The VIP incentive program recognizes schools and divisions that exceed state and federal accountability standards and achieve excellence goals established by the governor and the board.

2017 Board of Education Excellence Awards

Jamestown High School and Matoaka Elementary School earned the Board of Education Excellence Award for meeting all state and federal accountability benchmarks and making significant progress toward goals for increased student achievement and expanded educational opportunities set by the board.

“On behalf of the Board of Education, I want to thank the teachers, principals, staff and students who worked so hard to achieve this honor. The success of these schools and divisions is the direct result of their commitment,” Board of Education President Daniel A. Gecker said. “The Board expects that the commitment to excellence will continue throughout the upcoming school year.”

2017 Board of Education Distinguished Achievement Awards

Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools merited division recognition and D.J. Montague Elementary, Lois Hornsby Middle and Stonehouse Elementary all merited school recognition by earning Board of Education Distinguished Achievement Awards. This award recognizes divisions and schools for meeting all state and federal benchmarks and making progress toward the goals of the governor and the board.

“School success is based on student success and each of these awards highlights a school or school division where young Virginians are being well prepared for the challenges ahead,” Superintendent of Public Instruction Steven R. Staples said.