MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- Twenty Eastern Panhandle schools have met minimum Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) standards for five consecutive years, according to assessment numbers released Monday by the West Virginia Department of Education.
Eight schools have met AYP in Berkeley County for the last five years, including Hedgesville High School, Inwood Primary School and six elementary schools.
In Jefferson County, Shepherdstown Middle School and six elementary schools have met the minimum standards for the last five years.
Both of Morgan County's public high schools -- Berkeley Springs and Paw Paw --have met AYP standards for the last five years, as well as three of the county's elementary schools.
Jefferson County's Washington High School, which opened in 2008, has met minimum AYP standards both years it has been open.
AYP is based on the percentage of students who score at or above the proficiency level.
Two schools in Berkeley County -- Orchard View Intermediate and Martinsburg High schools -- made AYP for the first time, while two others -- Berkeley Heights and Winchester Avenue elementary schools -- failed to meet proficiency standards for the first time in five years.