FAIRMONT – A Marion County elementary college is considered one of simply three in West Virginia to obtain the coveted Nationwide Blue Ribbon College rating this yr from the U.S. Division of Schooling.
“That is undoubtedly a marker,” stated Scott Morris, who’s principal of Jayenne Elementary in Fairmont, the educational dwelling to greater than 300 college students in pre-kindergarten by way of 4th grade.
“I’m pleased with our workers and our youngsters,” the principal continued. “This simply validates what we do daily.”
Morris is particularly gratified, he stated, because the recognition relies on tutorial achievement.
For Jayenne, he stated, which means a recognition – throughout the recognition.
Check scores at his college, general, additionally garnered the “Exemplary Excessive-Performing College” designation that was a part of the announcement.
“All of us are nonetheless popping out from underneath COVID,” he stated, “so we undoubtedly admire being acknowledged for our testing.”
Jayenne is joined this yr by Sherman Elementary College in Boone County and Ritchie Elementary, in Ohio County.
No different colleges within the Mountain State have been named.
All three, West Virginia Faculties Superintendent Michele Blatt stated, aren’t simply delivering prime check scores. A optimistic tradition that makes college students need to go to class can also be within the weave of the honoree colleges.
“These colleges embody exemplary lecturers, scholar achievement, educator growth and efficient instruction,” she stated.
“I’m grateful for the educators, workers, households and college students that dedicated themselves to this stage of excellence.”
Since 1982, the Blue Ribbon program has acknowledged some 9,000 colleges nationwide.
Morris is glad a faculty from Marion County is becoming a member of that listing for this yr.
He’s a county native and a product of the district. He graduated from North Marion Excessive College and earned his educating diploma from Fairmont State.
Morris taught at Rivesville Center earlier than shifting into administration.
“We’ve acquired an ideal group at Jayenne. Our lecturers and our households care. There’s an actual dedication and dedication there.”