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FDES Receives State Board of Education Award

Frederick Douglass Elementary School has received the 2020 State Board of Education Continuous Improvement Award from the Virginia Department of Education.  The award is based on school performance and practice during the 2018-2019 school year and prior years.  The Continuous Improvement Award is part of The Exemplar Performance Schools Awards program that was started by the Virginia Board of Education in 2019.

Schools recognized for the Continuous Improvement Award were rated "Accredited" or "Accredited with Conditions" during the 2019-2020 school year and met at least one of the following criteria based on performance during 2018-2019:
Excellence in Education
1.  A 10-point increase in the combined rate in reading and math, and in the pass rate in science. 

2.  A 10-point increase in the combined rate in reading and math for two or more student groups across three years.

3.  A decrease in the chronic absenteeism rate for three years; or  

4.  For schools with a graduating class, an increase in the Graduation and Completion Index and a decrease in the dropout rate for three years.

Frederick Douglass Elementary School was Accredited for the past three years, including the 2019-2020 school year.  In addition, Frederick Douglass Elementary met two of the awards criteria: A 10 point increase in the combined rate in reading and math, and in the pass rate in science AND a 10-point increase in the combined rate in reading and math for two or more student groups across three years. 

Congratulations to the entire FDES staff for your amazing commitment and hard work!