November 15, 2016
By MICKEY POWELL
MARTINSVILLE — All four of the city’s public schools now are partially accredited under the state Standards of Learning, according to Superintendent Zeb Talley.
When the latest accreditation ratings were released in mid-September, Martinsville Middle School and Patrick Henry Elementary School received “partially accredited, warned school” status for 2016-17. That means they are not within a narrow margin of achieving SOL pass rates required for full accreditation. It also means that Virginia Department of Education officials think the schools are not making acceptable progress toward those rates.
Martinsville High School’s and Albert Harris Elementary School’s ratings were “to be determined.” The school division applied for “partially accredited, reconstituted status” for those schools. At Monday night’s Martinsville School Board meeting, Talley said the application was approved and the schools now are partially accredited.
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