Welcome to West Point Public Schools


School Board Appoints New Superintendent
Mrs. Laura K. Abel

news release



Greetings Pointer Family:

I hope your summer has been restful and enjoyable.  You deserved it.

Once again, the students with the assistance of our staff, their parents and the community have scored high on all state tests.  Thank you to all including bus drivers, secretaries, teachers, parents, community members and the list goes on.  Our students do well because of your dedication.

The buildings are being cleaned and readied for the first day of school on September 8, 2015.  Teacher improvement workdays have been planned for August beginning with new teacher orientation on August 19, 2015. Also, all employees are invited to attend Convocation on Monday, August 31, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. The Professional Development calendar is attached.

A reminder to everyone that the State of Virginia tax holiday is from August 7 – 9, 2015.

I look forward to seeing and working with you during our opening week activities.

Yours in service,

Dave Holleran


VDOE is asking parents and other members of the public to complete a 16-item online survey on improving annual report cards for schools, school divisions and the commonwealth. The survey takes 15-20 minutes to complete. Responses are anonymous. The online survey will remain active until Friday, August 14.



WPPS Receives 2015 Virginia Index of Performance (VIP)
Board of Education Excellence Award
One of only two school divisions in the Commonwealth of Virginia


WPHS Receives 2015 VIP Excellence Award
WPES Receives VIP Distinguished Achievement Award

WPPS Celebrates Highest SOL Pass Rates


WPPS Earns 2015 Highly Distinguished Title I School Division Distinction

One of only two school divisions in the Commonwealth of Virginia

We are pleased that West Point Public Schools has been recognized by the Virginia Board of Education as one of only two school divisions in the state to receive the Highly Distinguished Title I School Division designation. This recognition demonstrates the ongoing commitment of staff, parents, students and community members to the academic success of all students.

Although the Standards of Learning and the assessments are far more rigorous, we are pleased that our students continue to achieve at these higher levels. As a school division, we have developed an evidence-based instructional model that challenges and supports students in meeting and exceeding high academic standards and expectations equally matched by exceptional instructional delivery.

This is the third consecutive year West Point Public Schools has earned this prestigious honor.



  WPHS Recipient of National Blue Ribbon Award

2012 Blue Ribbon Exemplary High Performing School Award  

It is my pleasure to inform members of the West Point Pointer Family that West Point High School received notification that the school is the recipient of the National Blue Ribbon Award. The U.S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, announced the 2012 National Blue Ribbon Schools. The National Blue Ribbon School program recognizes public and private schools for outstanding student achievement. The program is designed to highlight best practices in educational leadership and teaching. The Virginia Department of Education nominated West Point High School as one of only two high schools in Virginia for the 2012 award. West Point High School was one of only 269 schools to receive this award, out of more than 100,000 U.S. schools. Since 1982, the U.S. Department of Education has sought schools in which students meet and/or exceed rigorous academic achievement goals. The National Blue Ribbon Award is the result of exemplary student achievement and the hard work of a dedicated and talented staff. This is a return on our community's investment in the students of West Point Public Schools and the emphasis placed on a quality education for all students.

Please join the West Point School Board and me as we offer congratulations to members of the West Point High School on receiving this prestigious honor.

Jeff Smith, WPPS Superintendent

This link has been provided for additional information on the National Blue Ribbon Schools program.



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