Shenandoah County -- One of Only Eighteen School Divisons in Virginia to Meet ALL Federal Annual Measurable Objectives
On Tuesday, September 17, officials from Shenandoah County Public Schools were notified by the Virginia Department of Education that Shenandoah County is one of only eighteen school divisions in the state to meet all Federal Annual Measurable Objectives. Shenandoah County is the second largest division in this identified group and ranks among the top 14% of school divisions in the state.
The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) – known since 2001 as No Child Left Behind – requires states to set annual objectives for increasing student achievement in reading and mathematics and closing achievement gaps among student subgroups.
School division report cards indicate whether subgroups and proficiency gap groups met AMOs in reading and mathematics. In addition, report cards for divisions and high schools show whether the annual ESEA objective for graduation – known as the Federal Graduation Indicator – was met.
Mr. Gary Rutz, Chairman of the Shenandoah County School Board, stated, “This is another example that identifies Shenandoah County Schools as one of the best public school divisions in the state of Virginia. We are proud of our staff and thank them for their efforts."