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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | September 19, 2017

Charles City High School receives Bronze Medal Award from U.S. News and World Report Magazine

By Community Member | September 13, 2017 8:23 pm

U.S. News and World Report Magazine have named Charles City High School a Bronze Medal Award High School.

In a press release, the magazine publishes its lists of top colleges, universities, and high schools in the nation. Charles City was honored as being one of the top 118 high schools in the state of Virginia out of a possible 700. The school also garnered a national Bronze Medal Award, taking its place within the top 17 percent of all high schools across the nation.

“We’ve always known that CCHS is a very effective school with a strong record of success for our students,” said District 1 representative and school board chairwoman Helen Payne-Jones in a press release. “The recent news of this ranking from US News was a validation of all of the hard work and effort on behalf of the entire school, its faculty, and staff in producing great graduates.”

“Our conversations have focused entirely on the idea of continuous improvement and how we can plan and prepare for greater success in the coming academic year,” commented superintendent of schools David Gaston. “over the coming years, our goal is not to wonder whether we made accreditation, but rather by how much.”

Both the elementary and high school are expected to be fully accredited when the official report is released by the end of September.