CHARLESTON, WV – Gov. Jim Justice joined state and county education leaders for a pair of all-student assemblies today – at Kenna Elementary School in Kanawha County and at Evans Elementary School in Jackson County – to celebrate these schools’ academic achievements as the top-performing schools in West Virginia on the statewide Balanced Scorecard Accountability System.
The “Balanced Scorecard” paints a picture of where schools are succeeding and areas where they need to improve. Every elementary, middle school, and high school in the state receives a Balanced Scorecard each year that looks at five areas: English/Language Arts Performance, English/Language Arts Progress, Math Performance, Math Progress, and Attendance.
Kenna and Evans elementary schools were top-of-the-class this year. And, to celebrate, Gov. Justice presented awards to the students, teachers, and administration at each of the two schools to commemorate their achievement.
KENNA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
For Gov. Justice’s first stop of the day, he traveled to greet the Kenna Elementary Bobcats in Charleston.
Kenna Elementary School was the only school in the entire state that exceeded standards in all five of the Balanced Scorecard categories this year.
“You need to be so proud, so proud of yourselves and all that you do,” Gov. Justice said. “You have to thank your principal, all these great teachers, all these people who want you to succeed.
“You are superstars. That’s all there is to it.”
EVANS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Later in the day, Gov. Justice made his way to Evans, West Virginia, in Jackson County, where he presented another award to the Evans Elementary Bears.
Evans Elementary School exceeded standards in four of the five balanced scorecard categories.
“The network of people that are around you are affecting you in a really positive way,” Gov. Justice said. “I am telling you, all of us as adults in this room, we are so proud of you, it’s unbelievable.”