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Schools see surge in SOL scores

Members of the Gloucester County Board of Supervisors congratulated the Gloucester School Board, school staff, teachers and students for a surge in Standards of Learning performance at all county schools over the past year.

The results were announced during a joint meeting Tuesday night of the board of supervisors and the school board at the T.C. Walker Education Center.

According to schools superintendent Walter Clemons, preliminary estimates show the school division improved in 28 of 31 academic/benchmark areas last year. He said final results should be released next month.

He said it looks like the division met all federal annual measurable objectives and overall, exceeded the state average in a number of areas, including English, Math, Science, History and Social Science.

Clemons said Botetourt and Achilles Elementary schools had overall pass rates at or above 90 percent, while Bethel and Petsworth Elementary schools had overall pass rates at 89 percent. In addition, he said Pa...

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