Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Great Vail Valley Schools

Along with our great lifestyle here in Eagle, and the Vail Valley as a whole, we also have great schools for our kids to thrive in. Five schools in the area won awards in 2012 for their scholastic achievements and progress. Brush Creek Elementary and Eagle County Charter Academy won the John Irwin Award while the Governor's Distinguished Improvement Award was given to Edwards Elementary, Eagle Valley Middle School and Gypsum Creek Middle School.

The John Irwin Award is given to schools that demonstrate excellent academic achievements by exceeding expectations on the state's academic achievement indicator and the growth gap indicator. Both Brush Creek and Eagle County Charter were among 151 Colorado Schools chosen for this honor because of their continued growth in the fields of reading and math among the whole student body. This means that both schools have been great at narrowing the gap between their highest and lowest achieving students.

The Governor's Distinguished Improvement Award is given to the top 8% of public schools that have had great performance by growing their schools standards and shrinking the gap between students. This award was earned by Edwards Elementary, Eagle Valley Middle  and Gypsum Creek Middle Schools by having 97% of fifth and sixth graders score proficient or advanced in statewide tests; these scores were among the best in the state.

Congratulations to these schools! For a closer look at school ratings go to The Colorado Department of Education website or visit other valuation school sites by visiting and You will see on these websites that we are fortunate to live in a beautiful area with many great activities as well as having schools that can prepare our kids for anything.

If you would like to talk further about Vail Valley schools please contact me anytime.

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