CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The West Virginia Board of Education recognized 62 schools in 28 counties as Exemplary Schools during its September Board meeting in Charleston.

"Staff, parents, students and communities worked very hard to achieve this honor," said Board President Delores Cook. "This accomplishment speaks highly for the quality of education throughout West Virginia, with schools from every area of our state identified as exemplary."

"It is encouraging to note the diverse school representation: schools of various sizes, both low enrollment and high enrollment; rural and urban schools; Title I schools and non-Title I schools; and schools of various configurations, all made the exemplary list," added Office of Education Performance Audits Executive Director Kenna Seal.

Three Braxton County schools were recognized as Exemplary Accreditation status schools - Burnsville Elementary, Flatwoods Elementary, and Frametown Elementary.