COLLGEVILLE – Lt. Governor Jim Cawley presented the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Academics to six schools in Perkiomen Valley School District on Jan. 30.
Evergreen Elementary School, Skippack Elementary School, Perkiomen Valley High School, Schwenksville Elementary School, Perkiomen Valley Middle School West and Perkiomen Valley Middle School East each were awarded a banner for their academic performance.
“These schools demonstrate the exceptional commitment and dedication of parents, taxpayers, teachers, administrators and most importantly the students in preparing our children for a successful and bright future,” Cawley said.  “The Perkiomen Valley community is to be applauded for providing the necessary resources to ensure the success of students.”
Based on the 2012-13 School Performance Profile,, Evergreen Elementary School attained a score of 99.3 – the highest in the district and the third highest of all 155 public schools in Montgomery County.
Skippack Elementary School followed with a score of 96.3, Perkiomen Valley High School with a 95.8, Schwenksville Elementary School with a 93.4, Perkiomen Valley Middle School West with a 93.2 and Perkiomen Valley Middle School East with a 90.1.
“The Perkiomen Valley School District is pleased to welcome Lt. Governor Jim Cawley, who is here to join us in celebrating our students’ academic achievements over the last year. When the School Performance Profile scores were announced in September, we were very excited to learn that all of our schools achieved scores in the upper ranges of the measure, and that many qualified for the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Academics, which we are very proud to be celebrating here today.”

Dr. Rogers went on to recognize the students, parents, faculty, staff members, administrators, School Board members and state lawmakers who were in attendance. He thanked them for all they do to support learning in the district every day.

“Perkiomen Valley is a high-performing district because of the extraordinary dedication of our students, parents, teachers, administrators and the community. Together we will continue to make certain that our students are ‘learners today, leaders tomorrow,'” he said.

The School Performance Profile provides parents, taxpayers and educators with access to a comprehensive, straight-forward and user-friendly resource that provides detailed information about the academic performance of all public schools, including traditional public schools, brick-and-mortar and cyber charter schools, and career and technology centers.
The profile includes results of the statewide assessments and other measures of student achievement, such as academic growth, graduation rate, attendance rate and promotion rate. The profile also includes raising the achievement of all students and historically underperforming students, such as English language learners, economically disadvantaged students and students with disabilities.
The Governor, Lt. Governor and officials of the Corbett administration are visiting high-performing schools across Pennsylvania to present them with Governor’s Awards for Excellence in Academics. Statewide, 428 school buildings attained a score of 90 or higher.
“On behalf of Governor Corbett, I congratulate these schools for achieving this honor, and I encourage all schools to follow their lead,” Cawley said.
Evergreen banner: From left to right are Rep. Marcy Toepel, Lt. Governor Jim Cawley, Assistant Superintendent Dr. Barbara Russell, Evergreen Elementary School Principal Amy Sacks, and Superintendent Dr. Clifford Rogers.
High School banner: From left to right are Perkiomen Valley High school Assistant Principals Mark Stipa and Sean Berk, Assistant Superintendent Dr. Barbara Russell, Rep. Marcy Toepel, Lt. Governor Jim Cawley, Principal Cyndi Lewis, Assistant Principal Patti Scott, and Superintendent Dr. Clifford Rogers.