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Monday, May 7, 2007

Greenbrier Honored as "Title I Distinguished School" for Third Consecutive Year


Greenbrier Elementary Honored for Third Year in a Row

Greenbrier Elementary School was honored for the third consecutive year as a “Title I Distinguished School” for meeting federal benchmarks in reading and mathematics, maintaining full accreditation for two consecutive years, and having mean test scores for both English and mathematics at the 60th percentile or higher.

“The success of these school divisions and schools is evidence that all children — regardless of their economic status — can learn and achieve when they are given effective and focused instruction,” said Virginia Board of Education President Mark Emblidge.

It is among 136 Virginia schools honored by the Virginia Board of Education for raising the achievement of economically disadvantaged students and for exceeding state accreditation standards and the annual objectives of the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB).

Each Title I Distinguished School receives a framed certificate and an outdoor banner celebrating its status and achievement. The recognition is based on achievement during the 2005-2006 school year.

For more information about the awards, visit the Department of Education web site at http://www.pen.k12.va.us/VDOE/PC/pressroom.shtml.

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