Accomplishments for 2011-2012

  • All Washington County Schools are fully accredited by the Virginia Department of Education.
  • Expanded on-line instructional opportunities for all students.
  • School and community awareness of cyber bullying was enhanced.
  • 21st Century Skills were emphasized in the curriculum.
  • New K-12 English and social studies textbooks were purchased.
  • Teachers utilized more varieties of assessments including projects and presentations by students.
  • Two elementary schools were designated as Title I Distinguished Schools by the Department of Education.
  • Glade Spring Middle School was designated as a national “School to Watch”.
  • More than 200 elementary students were recognized for reading 1 million words or more.
  • Patrick Henry won the Claudia Dotson VHSL Sportsmanship, Ethics and Integrity Award.
  • All High Schools participated in the VHSL Scholastic Bowl academic activity.
  • Additional course offerings were added to high school schedules through the implementation of block scheduling.
  • Through careful fiscal management and exceptional support of the Board of Supervisors, all full-time contracted employees received a 3% plus step salary increase.
  • Completed Phase II of facility improvement projects.
  • Employed additional teaching staff in order to reduce class sizes.
  • Employed an additional athletic trainer.
  • Successfully completed a five year review process to remain accredited through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
  • All schools received additional instructional funds.
  • Completed development of a data warehouse in order to track student instructional growth and provide timely information on instructional progress.
  • Developed a new evaluation model for instructional personnel and trained all staff in its implementation.
  • Career and Technical students achieved a total of 929 credentials.