· Norfolk — Campostella Elementary, Jacox Elementary, Lafayette-Winona Middle, Lake Taylor Middle, Lindenwood Elementary, P.B. Young Sr. Elementary and Tidewater Park Elementary

· Northampton County — Kiptopeke Elementary and Northampton High

· Petersburg — A.P. Hill Elementary and J.E.B. Stuart Elementary

· Richmond — Armstrong High, Binford Middle, Blackwell Elementary, Elkhardt Middle, Fred D. Thompson Middle, Ginter Park Elementary, Henderson Middle, John Marshall High, Martin Luther King Jr. Middle, Oak Grove/Belle-meade Elementary, Richmond Alternative and Thomas C. Boushall Middle

· Roanoke — Lincoln Terrace Elementary and William Fleming High

Roanoke’s Lincoln Terrace Elementary was the only Priority school to meet all AMOs.

Focus schools retain their designation for a minimum of two years — unless they are subsequently identified as Priority schools or no longer receive federal Title I funding. Twenty-seven of the Focus schools identified in the fall of 2012 — and that retain this status for 2013-2014 — met all AMOs for reading, mathematics and graduation.

“Every student subgroup in these schools met its achievement goal on the new reading SOLs and every subgroup improved and met its AMO in mathematics as well,” said Wright. “I congratulate the teachers, principals and other educators in these schools and the VDOE-assigned coaches who helped them achieve this success.”

The 27 improving Focus schools are as follows:


· Arlington County — Barrett Elementary

· Augusta County — Edward G. Clymore Elementary

· Bedford County — Big Island Elementary and Body Camp Elementary

· Campbell County — Altavista Elementary and Rustburg Elementary

· Chesterfield County — Crestwood Elementary

· Danville — Schoolfield Elementary

· Fairfax County — Annandale Terrace Elementary and Forestdale Elementary

· Hampton — Alfred S. Forest Elementary

· Hanover County — Elmont Elementary

· King George County — Sealston Elementary

· Loudoun County — Rolling Ridge Elementary

· Lunenburg County — Victoria Elementary

· Lynchburg — Heritage Elementary, Paul Munro Elementary and Robert S. Payne Elementary

· Manassas — Richard C. Haydon Elementary

· Northumberland County — Northumberland Elementary