YCSD Schools Earn Virginia Purple Star Designation

Posted On: 11/22/2021

The number of York County schools recognized for their commitment to serving military children and their families continues to grow. This month, Coventry Elementary School, Grafton Bethel Elementary School and Tabb Middle School received the Purple Star designation from the Virginia Department of Education for the second time while Magruder Elementary School received this honor for the first time, bringing the total number of YCSD schools earning this designation to 11.

The Purple Star award honors schools that demonstrate a commitment to meeting military families’ needs while also providing resources and programming related to transitions and academic planning. Virginia is home to several of the largest and most important military installations in the country and approximately 31% of all YCSD students have at least one parent serving in the military.