Orange County Public Schools is proud to announce that Locust Grove Elementary (LGES) and Locust Grove Primary (LGPS) Schools have been awarded the 2018 Board of Education Distinguished Achievement Award. This award is one of the 2018 Virginia Index of Performance (VIP) Awards for advanced learning and achievement which were announced by Governor Ralph Northam and the Board of Education on June 27, 2018. Other VIP awards include the Governor’s Award for Educational Excellence and the Board of Education Excellence Award. Governor Northam stated that, “The teachers, principals and support staff in these schools share a commitment to academic excellence and meeting the needs of every learner. I congratulate our educators, school administrators, and the students of these great schools for achieving the Commonwealth’s highest award for schoolwide excellence.”

Locust Grove Elementary and Primary Schools are two of 349 schools and 16 school divisions from across the Commonwealth to be recognized for meeting all state and federal benchmarks and making progress toward the goals established by the Governor and the Board of Education.