Redbud Run Elementary School Accreditation Status Determined

Redbud Run Elementary School Accreditation Status Determined
Posted on 10/04/2017
Redbud Run RocketsFor Immediate Release
October 4, 2017
Contact: Steve Edwards, Coordinator of Policy and Communications
540-662-3888 ext. 88235


The Virginia Board of Education has determined the 2017-18 accreditation status for Redbud Run Elementary School to be Partially Accredited: Reconstituted School. The accreditation status was assigned by the Board during its meeting on September 28 after it was determined that Redbud Run Elementary School is making adequate progress toward meeting state standards for full accreditation.

Under Virginia's school accountability regulations, a school that has not earned full accreditation for three consecutive years and fails to meet state accreditation standards for a fourth consecutive year can apply for a rating of Partially Accredited: Reconstituted School provided the local school board agrees to reconstitute the school's leadership, staff, governance or student population. Redbud Run Elementary School was reconstituted for the 2017-18 school year and can retain the status of Partially Accredited: Reconstituted School for up to three years if it is making acceptable progress toward being fully accredited.

Schools Superintendent David Sovine says, “I’m pleased that the Virginia Board of Education has recognized the progress being made at Redbud Run Elementary School. Over the past four years, our division has gone from having nine schools fully accredited to 13 while the number of Focus Schools has been reduced from five to zero. Instructional adjustments we have been implementing over the past several years are positively impacting student achievement at all of our schools and I expect that trend to continue at all of our schools, including Redbud Run Elementary.”

The accreditation status of Gainesboro Elementary School and Frederick County Middle School remain to be determined. The Virginia Board of Education is expected to determine the accreditation ratings of those schools later this month.