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Local schools honored by state

Dec. 02, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

CHARLESTON -- The West Virginia Department of Education's Office of Education Performance Audits recently named schools throughout the state as achieving Exemplary Accreditation status.

Among those that met the requirements are: Meadows and Ona elementary schools, Cabell County; Confidence, Eastbrook, Hurricane Town, Mountain View, Poca, Scott Teays and West Teays elementary schools, Poca Middle, and Hurricane and Winfield high schools, Putnam County.

Spring Valley High School's career and technical education program also was named Exemplary, while Confidence Elementary in Putnam County also was named a National Blue Ribbon Schools.

To be named exemplary, schools must meet rigorous standards, including: being ranked proficient in each subject, have an attendance rate of at least 94 percent and have a certain number of students who successfully complete Advanced Placement, dual credit or honors classes (for high schools).

Career and technical centers must meet a minimum of 95 percent of school performance standards across all concentrations; have a 97 percent job placement or continuing education rate; and a 75 percent in-field job placement and continuing education rate, among other requirements.