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JKES Receives Highest Achievement Exemplar Award

Virginia State Seal The Virginia Department of Education has selected John Kerr Elementary School to receive the 2019 Board of Education's Highest Achievement Exemplar Award through the Exemplar School Recognition Program. An indoor/outdoor banner was sent to the school in recognition of their achievement.Excellence in Education

Schools that are Accredited receive this award for meeting state benchmarks in three content areas based on student pass rates, and for having no more than a five percent gap (for schools with two student groups) or a ten percent gap (for schools with three or more student groups) between the lowest performing student group and all other students in the school. In addition, schools must meet the Level One benchmark for all other applicable school quality indicators.

The Virginia Department of Education expressed their appreciation for JKES’ exemplary accomplishments and high expectations for all students. Congratulations on being one of the first schools to receive this distinction in this inaugural year!