Carrsville school honored again by state

Published 8:40 am Wednesday, March 17, 2010

CARRSVILLE − For the second time in as many years, Carrsville Elementary School has been chosen a Title I Distinguished School by the Virginia Department of Education.

This designation recognizes schools for exceptional student performance or for showing significant progress in closing the achievement gap between student groups.

“It’s wonderful,” said Principal Jackie Carr. “We are thrilled to be chosen.”

Carr said the award is the result of much hard work by dedicated educators, students and families who’ve worked diligently throughout the year.

“But we have arrived,” she added smiling, “We know new challenges will keep coming and we will face them, as we already have.

“Right now, though, we’re going to celebrate this honor.”

Carrsville is among 102 schools in the state to be awarded the title.

Dr. Michael McPherson, superintendent of Isle of Wight County Schools, said, “It is such a pleasure to see Carrsville Elementary School achieve this accomplishment for the second straight year. This is an exceptional example of the collaborative practices in place, divisionwide, to ensure all students succeed.”

Schools are recognized for this honor by maintaining full state accreditation under the Virginia Standards of Learning program for two consecutive years, meeting the Annual

Measurable Objectives for reading and mathematics and having average test scores in both subjects at the 60th percentile or higher.