Thursday, April 05, 2012
Belvedere Elementary School Named Title I Distinguished School
Belvedere Elementary School, a Fairfax County public school, has been named a Title I Distinguished School by the Virginia Board of Education. The awards recognize schools that have raised academic achievement for economically disadvantaged students and are based on state assessments during the 2009-10 and 2010-11 school years.
Belvedere Elementary is among 92 schools statewide that are recognized for maintaining full state accreditation under Virginia’s Standards of Learning (SOL) program for two consecutive years, meeting benchmarks of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) in reading and math, and posting average test scores in reading and math at the 60th percentile or higher.
Title I of NCLB provides funding to school divisions and schools for programs to raise the achievement of students identified as being at risk of academic failure. The federal law requires schools and school divisions to meet annual objectives for increasing student achievement on statewide assessments in reading and/or language arts and math.
Note: For more information, contact the Fairfax County Public Schools Department of Communications and Community Outreach at 571-423-1200.