Churchland Elementary earns "VIP" Award

Churchland Elementary Earns "VIP" Award
Posted on 08/23/2017

Governor Terry McAuliffe and the Virginia Board of Education Select Churchland Elementary for a 2017 Virginia Index of Performance Award 

Churchland Elementary recently received a “VIP” award from the state Education Department. 

The school is one of 386 across the state to earn a 2017 Virginia Index of Performance (VIP) award for advanced learning and achievement. The VIP incentive program uses three categories to recognize schools and divisions that go above and beyond state and federal academic standards, according to a state news release.

The awards are based on student achievement and other academic factors during the 2015-16 school year.

According to the Virginia Department of Education, Churchland Elementary received the Board of Education Distinguished Achievement Award because it met all state and federal benchmarks and made progress toward the goals of the governor and the board.

“I am honored to be the leader of a school that has dedicated, experienced staff who work relentlessly to ensure that all students achieve,” said Churchland Elementary Principal Dr. Jamill Jones. “Our learners are enthusiastic and eager. With the support of our parents and the community, we are provided with the necessary tools to assist in the success of all students.”

Dr. Jones believes teachers, parents and students must work together as a team in order to achieve success. “Churchland Elementary School is a learning environment where ‘Every Student Counts, and Every Moment Matters.’”

More information about the VIP incentive program for schools and school divisions is available on the VDOE website: