Middle Schools Named to Nat’l Watch List

Blue Ridge, Harmony and Stone Hill middle schools in Loudoun County have been recognized as Schools to Watch by The National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform.

The National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform’s program recognizes high-performing middle schools. Loudoun has had 14 schools named Schools to Watch, the most of any school system in the country.

The Schools to Watch designation is reviewed every three years, requiring the staff at the schools to self-assess and re-evaluate their practices.

Blue Ridge Middle School received its first designation in 2008, and was re-designated in 2011, 2014 and again this year. Harmony Middle School received its first designation in 2014 and was re-designated this year. Stone Hill Middle School received its first designation in 2011, re-designation in 2014 and again this year.

The three schools will hold individual celebrations later this spring. They will be recognized at the National Schools to Watch Conference in June and the Virginia Middle School Association Conference in October.

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