Jeff Branscome writes about Spotsylvania County schools. You can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Battlefield Elementary receives state honor
Battlefield Elementary was the one school in the Fredericksburg region recognized today by the Virginia Board of Education for raising the academic achievement of economically disadvantaged students.
Battlefield Elementary, located in Spotsylvania County, was among 103 schools from across Virginia recognized as a “Title I Distinguished School.”
Each of those schools had maintained full state accreditation under the state’s Standards of Learning for two straight years and had met federal benchmarks in reading and math with average test scores for both at the 60th percentile or higher, according to a statement from the state Board of Education.
The state board also recognized seven school divisions as “Distinguished Title I School Divisions.” That designation is given to divisions that exceeded all federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act achievement objectives for two straight years.
Those divisions were in Lexington, Salem and West Point, and the counties of Henry, Highland, Mecklenburg and Scott.