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Carrsville Elementary one of seven in Virginia nominated for Blue Ribbon award

Published 10:03am Tuesday, January 15, 2013

CARRSVILLE—Carrsville Elementary School was one of seven schools in Virginia nominated to receive the National Blue Ribbons School award.

The award recognizes public and private schools that are producing outstanding results for all students regardless of race or socioeconomic status. Schools that are nominated have demonstrated consistent excellence, made significant academic progress and closed gaps in student achievement.

“We are very excited to be one of seven schools in the state nominated for this award,” said Carrsville Principal Laura Matthews. “This nomination speaks to the hard work and dedication my teachers and staff put forth on a daily basis.”

“I am so proud of the Carrsville Elementary School family,” added Director of Elementary Education Jacqueline Carr. “This is truly the result of teamwork, dedication and commitment of our teachers and staff, hard work from students, as well as the support of the parents.”



    WOW! This is great news for Carrsville ES and a great testament to when a community supports its school, the administration keeps the class sizes small, and the teachers care about the student progress – the school improves despite the deficiencies.
    Blue Ribbons are only given to schools when they show improvement in student achievement and sustained success with its disadvantage and economically challenged students.
    Just because a child is born into poverty or has a disability does not mean she or he can’t learn. Folks, we have to invest in the future citizens of IoW…and I will be the first to line up to have my taxes raised for schools. If we do not – then we can count on them being a burden to the system. Pay now or pay later – its our choice. I hope the rest of IoW takes note and follows the lead.

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  • johnhenry

    Congratulations to Jackie Carr for setting the standards and providing the road map that so the current administration could carry on and succeed.

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