The Greenbrier County Board of Education, at a meeting on Apr. 14, recognized White Sulphur Elementary School as a Title I High Progress Awards School for the 2014-15 school year. The school was one of only 33 in West Virginia to receive this honor.
The West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) announced the 2014-15 Reward Schools earlier this month. The distinction is based on results from the WESTEST2 conducted in the spring of 2014. Forty-two schools earned the distinction.
The Reward Schools are identified in two categories.
• High Performing Reward Schools are Success schools that exhibit the highest absolute performance and do not have persistent achievement gaps between student groups.
• High Progress Reward Schools are Success and Transition schools that are making the greatest progress in the growth component of the WV Accountability Index WVAI with no significant achievement gaps across student groups.
“White Sulphur Springs Elementary is a consistently high-performing school. They work diligently to ensure that their students continuously achieve and make significant progress. Not only is the principal an excellent leader, but the teachers take ownership of their instruction and refine it to meet student needs,” stated Catherine Thompson, Associate Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction for Greenbrier County Schools.