Virginia Schools to Watch

 

The Virginia Schools to Watch Committee is proud to highlight schools that have been named as Virginia Schools to Watch.

 

Below are the Virginia Schools to Watch, their divisions, and the year of their original selection, and redesignations.  It is policy that each three years schools reapply and are visited to maintain their STW designation.  If some circumstance occurs where a school needs to defer for a year, that is possible.  

Our experience tells us that many more Virginia schools should be on this list, but the process is self-nominating - the school staff must seek the honor. Congratulations to Loudoun County, which has all 15 of it eligible middle schools identified as STW.

 

The rigorous review process for written applications, and the exciting site visits, are made possible by the professional contributions of school staff members and school systems across the state. Those huge contributions are rewarding to those who participate, and certainly are rewarding to the schools selected as Schools to Watch. Thanks to all.

We are so proud of these schools and the staff members and students who work so well to have wonderful schools. 


Further details are available at the Schools to Watch website.

 

For an inside look at each of our Virginia's Schools to Watch, click on their names below. In the event the link is not responsive, you can also view a listing of their profiles here.

New Schools to Watch 2019

Elizabeth Davis Middle (Chesterfield County) - Principal Ed Maynes

New Schools to Watch for 2018

Trailside Middle (Loudoun County) - Principal Bridget Beichler

Western Branch Middle (Chesapeake) - Principal Kambar Khoshaba

 

New Schools to Watch for 2017

Bailey Bridge Middle (Chesterfield County) - Principal Melanie Knowles

Robious Middle (Chesterfield County) - Principal Derek Wasnack

Swift Creek Middle (Chesterfield County) - Principal Calvin Frye

Redesignated Schools

 

Andrew Lewis Middle (2016, Salem) - Principal James Garst

Belmont Ridge Middle (2009, 2012, 2015, 2018, Loudoun County) - Principal Ryan Hitchman (571-252-2220)

Blue Ridge Middle (2008, 2011, 2014, 2017, Loudoun County) - Principal Brion Bell (540-751-2520)

Bull Run Middle (2011, 2014, 2018, Prince William County) - Principal Matthew Phythian (703-753-9969)

Eagle Ridge Middle (2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, Loudoun County) - Principal Scott Phillips (571-252-2140)

Elkton Middle (2016, 2019, Rockingham County) - Principal Emily Holloway

E.H. Marsteller Middle (2005, 2008, 2012, 2017, Prince William County) - Principal Roberta Knetter (703 393-7608)

Farmwell Station Middle (2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, Loudoun County) - Principal Sherryl Loya (571-252-2320)

Gainesville Middle (2011, 2014, 2017, Prince William County) - Principal Catherine Porter-Lucas (703-753-2997)

Glenvar Middle (2016, 2019, Roanoke County)- Principal Josh Whitlow

Goochland Middle (2016, Goochland County) - Principal Amie Potter

Harmony Middle (2017, Loudoun County) - Principal Eric Stewart  (540-751-2500)

Harper Park Middle (2010, 2013. 2016, Loudoun County) - Principal Elizabeth Robinson (571-252-2820)

Hickory Middle (2018, Chesapeake) - Principal Debbie Hutchens (757-421-0475)

Hidden Valley Middle (2009, 2012, 2015, 2018, Roanoke County) - Principal Mike Riley (540-772-7570)

J. Michael Lunsford Middle (2018, Loudoun County) - Principal Carrie Simms

Lake Ridge Middle (Prince William County) - Principal Skyles Calhoun (703-494-8246)

Mary G. Porter Traditional School (2010, 2013, 2016, Prince William County) - Principal Kaitlyn Engelmeier (703-580-6501)

Mercer Middle (2012, 2015, 2018, Loudoun County) - Principal Bob Phillips (703-957-4340)

Midlothian Middle (2016, 2019, Chesterfield County) - Principal Patrick Stanfield

Montevideo Middle (2016, 2019, Rockingham County) - Principal Drew Miller

Northside Middle (2014, 2017, Roanoke County) - Principal Paul Lineburg (540-561-8145)

Pennington Traditional School (2011, 2014,  2017 Prince William County)  - Principal Amanda McCulla (703-369-6644)

Princess Anne Middle (2016, Virginia Beach) - Principal Sandra Brown

Rachel Carson Middle (2004, 2007, 2010, 2013, 2017, Fairfax County) - Principal Gordon Stokes (703-925-3600)

River Bend Middle (2010, 2013, 2016, Loudoun County) - Principal Dave Shaffer (571-434-3220)

Saunders Middle (2004, 2007, 2010, 2015, Prince William County) - Principal Sheila Huckestein (703-670-9188)

Seneca Ridge Middle (2018, Loudoun County) - Principal Nick Cottone  (571-434-4420)

Short Pump Middle (2008, 2011, 2015, 2018, Henrico County) - Principal Thomas McAuley (804-360-0800)

J. Lupton Simpson Middle (2016, 2019, Loudoun County) - Principal Lenny Compton

Smart's Mill Middle (2009, 2012, 2015, 2018, Loudoun County) - Principal Will Waldman (571-252-2030)

St. Clare-Walker Middle (2010, 2013, 2016, Middlesex County) - Principal Elizabeth Sanders (804-758-2561)

Sterling Middle (2012, 2015, Loudoun County) - Principal Gus Martinez (571-434-4520)

Stone Hill Middle (2011, 2014, 2017 Loudoun County) - Principal Kathryn Clark (703-957-4420)

Tomahawk Creek Middle (2016, 2019, Chesterfield County) - Principal David Ellena

West Point Middle (2016, West Point) - Principal Jeffrey Millner

William Byrd Middle (2016, 2019, Roanoke County) - Principal Todd Kageals

Woodbridge Middle (2009, 2012, 2015, 2018, Prince William County) - Principal Angela Owens (703-494-3181)

 

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