Out of 118 schools across the Commonwealth, four Roanoke County Schools were recognized by the Virginia Board of Education as “Title I Distinguished Schools.
These schools were recognized for maintaining full state accreditation under the commonwealth’s Standards of Learning program for two consecutive years, meeting federal benchmarks in reading and mathematics and having average test scores in both subjects at the 60th percentile or higher.
Title I of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) provides funding to school divisions and schools for programs to raise the achievement of students identified as being at risk. The federal education law requires schools and school divisions to meet annual objectives for increasing student achievement on statewide assessments in reading/language arts and
mathematics. During 2006-2007, 544, or 75 percent, of Virginia’s 723 Title I schools met all NCLB objectives.