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Henrico elementary faculty named nationwide blue ribbon winner

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — An elementary faculty in Henrico County was named a blue ribbon faculty by the U.S. Division of Schooling, an honor shared by simply 297 faculties throughout all the nation.

In whole, seven Virginia faculties had been honored by the blue ribbon award, together with faculties in York County, Virginia Seaside, Manassas, Fairfax, Arlington, Virginia Seaside and West Level.

In keeping with a press launch from the U.S. Division of Educaton, the award was primarily based on “general educational efficiency or progress in closing achievement gaps amongst pupil subgroups.”

Faculty officers celebrated the award on Friday, which went to Nuckols Farm Elementary Faculty. Located on the western fringe of Henrico County, principal Crystal Metzger mentioned the varsity was “a household of educators, college students and group members who work tirelessly every day to assist our college and each other.”

Henrico elementary faculty named nationwide blue ribbon winner
Henrico faculty officers at Nuckols Farm Elementary on Friday, September 16. (Photograph: Howard Williams/WRIC)

Nuckols Farm Elementary Faculty can be probably the most segregated elementary faculties within the second-most racially-segregated faculty division within the state.

In Henrico County, roughly 36% of scholars are Black, whereas simply over 34% are white, with the remaining college students figuring out as Hispanic, Asian or as multi-racial.

At Nuckols Farm Elementary, 73% of scholars are white, whereas simply 3.3% are Black.

That’s not uncommon in Henrico County. In reality, a examine by the College of Wisconsin’s Inhabitants Well being Institute discovered that as of 2020, Henrico was the second-most segregated faculty division in Virginia — behind solely Richmond itself.

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