Chesterfield school gets a national honor

Posted at 1:05 PM, Jan 10, 2014
and last updated 2014-01-10 13:07:48-05

CHESTER, Va. (WTVR)- Elizabeth Scott Elementary wins a National Title 1 Distinguished School honor, being one of only 100 schools nationwide to receive the title. Chesterfield County Schools Superintendent Marcus Newsome was on hand as well.

National Title I Distinguished Schools are honored by the National Title I Association. Each year, two schools in each state are recognized for excelling in one of two categories: exceptional student performance for two or more consecutive years or closing achievement gaps among student groups. Elizabeth Scott Elementary won for closing achievement gaps.

Scott elementary is the sixth Chesterfield School to receive the recognition since 2002. Previous Chesterfield winners include Bellwood in 2011, Beulah in 2010, Harrowgate in 2006, Chalkley in 2005 and Bensley in 2002.

Courtesy: Chesterfield County Schools

Courtesy: Chesterfield County Schools