More Hampton Roads schools accredited this year

More Hampton Roads schools are making the grade – earning full accreditation from the commonwealth.

The Virginia Department of Education released the latest accreditation list. based on SOL testing. Williamsburg James City County and York County schools, Virginia Beach, Isle of Wight and  Poquoson school systems all earned 100% full accreditation.

More than half of Norfolk schools, 28 out of 44, are now fully accredited. That’s five more than the year before. In a news release Superintendent Dr. Melinda Boone said this, “Proves that Norfolk is headed in the right direction.”

11 Norfolk schools were denied accreditation including Lindenwood Elementary, for the fifth straight year, and Ruffner Middle School for the sixth straight year.

Portsmouth’s story is similar, 12 of 19 schools are fully accredited; that’s four more than last year. Park View Elementary, which had been denied the year before, is now fully accredited. Six Portsmouth schools were denied accreditation.

Newport News has five schools that were denied accreditation. Chesapeake and Suffolk each had three and Hampton has one denied. Overall in Virginia, 86% of schools are now fully accredited.


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