Four Prince William County schools earned the designation of “Schools to Watch” by the National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform. Prince William County is now tied with Loundon County for the most in the nation!
The schools added to the list were Bull Run, Gainesville and Stonewall Middle Schools, as well as Pennington Traditional School bringing the county total of eight schools on the National Forum’s list of schools to watch.
The criteria for the distinction requires that a school:
- Achieved full accreditation status based on Standards of Learning assessment results, and include grades seven and eight.
- A visitation team conducts a rigorous site visit in which leaders from other established Schools to Watch observe a typical day as well as interview multiple stakeholders including parents and students.
Other county schools currently holding the designation are Marsteller Middle School (in 2005 and 2008), Porter Traditional School (2010), Saunders Middle School (2004, 2007, 2010) and Woodbridge Middle School (2009).
For full details please feel free to visit either of the websites below.
Did your child’s school make the list?