Because of a system error with the Virginia Department of Education’s data application, Echo Lake Elementary School was inadvertently left off the May 29 list of schools reported as qualifying for 2019 Virginia Board of Education Excellence Awards. This news release has been updated to include Echo Lake Elementary School.

Henrico Va. June 7, 2019 – Twenty Henrico County schools have earned 2019 Virginia Index of Performance awards for advanced learning and achievement. Gov. Ralph Northam and the Virginia Board of Education announced that 270 schools statewide had earned the designation, along with nine school divisions.

Henrico County Public Schools’ 20-award total was tops in the Richmond area. Only the school divisions in Fairfax and Loudoun counties, with considerably more students, had more schools recognized in the state awards.

The awards are based on student achievement and other performance indicators during the 2017-18 school year. They fall into tiers based primarily on state and federal benchmarks and progress toward goals set by the governor and the Virginia Board of Education. Henrico County schools earning awards are listed below.

Board of Education Excellence Awards

Divisions and schools meeting all state and federal benchmarks and making significant progress toward goals for increased student achievement and expanded educational opportunities set by the Board of Education.

  • Colonial Trail Elementary School
  • Echo Lake Elementary School
  • David A. Kaechele Elementary School
  • Nuckols Farm Elementary School
  • Rivers Edge Elementary School
  • Shady Grove Elementary School
  • Short Pump Elementary School
  • Three Chopt Elementary School
  • Tuckahoe Elementary School
  • Twin Hickory Elementary School
  • Holman Middle School
  • George H. Moody Middle School
  • Deep Run High School
  • Mills E. Godwin High School

Board of Education Distinguished Achievement Awards

Schools meeting all state and federal benchmarks and making progress toward the goals of the governor and the Board of Education.

  • Gayton Elementary School
  • Glen Allen Elementary School
  • Pemberton Elementary School
  • Pocahontas Middle School
  • Short Pump Middle School
  • Glen Allen High School