Lyles-Crouch Traditional Academy is celebrating a decade of acknowledgements.
The school has been recognized for the tenth straight year by the Governor of Virginia and the Virginia Board of Education with an Excellence Award.
The 2019 Board of Education Excellence Award honors schools with exceptionally high achievement. Year after year, the students at Lyles-Crouch have scored in the 90th percentile or higher on state exams. As a result, the school has consistently exceeded performance benchmarks and has been ranked as among the highest achieving schools in the nation.
This continued excellence is a result of the collective efforts of students, staff, and the community to ensure that our students are held to a high standard so that they can embrace a rigorous curriculum. The defining factor of this success is a focus on equitable education through the adoption of a Core Knowledge curriculum,” said Principal Dr. Patricia Zissios.
Lyles-Crouch has been an official Core Knowledge School of Distinction since 2006. This means that instruction at Lyles-Crouch is designed to build the background knowledge of all students across the language arts, math, science, and social studies curricula.
Educators at Lyles-Crouch are also committed to equitable education. They approach the achievement gap as a knowledge gap. In building the background knowledge of all students, they have found that achievement excels. All students participate in the curriculum and each student is tested.
For the 2017-18 school year, Lyles-Crouch had a large percentage of students at the advanced proficiency level. Students passed at a rate of 90% or higher across all student groups.