Purple Star Schools

The York County School Division is a proud participant in the Purple Star Designation Program. Purple Star Schools are recognized by the Virginia Department of Education and the Virginia Council on the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children for demonstrating their commitment to meeting the needs of military-connected students and their families. These schools actively support our military-connected families in a variety of ways.

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To earn the Purple Star designation, the schools must meet the requirements in each of these areas:

  • Point of Contact
  • Student Ambassador Program
  • Military Family Webpage
  • Professional Development
  • Division-wide Activities
  • School Board Office Liaison

Below is the list of schools earning the Purple Star designation and the most recent year the school received the award. Those with an asterisk * have received their second Purple Star award.

You can learn more about the variety of ways our schools support military-connected families by visiting their school websites.

School School Year
Bethel Manor Elementary School 2022-23*
Coventry Elementary School 2021-22*
Dare Elementary School 2023-24*
Grafton Bethel Elementary School 2021-22*
Magruder Elementary School 2021-22
Mt. Vernon Elementary School 2022-23
Seaford Elementary School 2022-23
Tabb Elementary School 2022-23*
Waller Mill Elementary School 2022-23*
Yorktown Elementary School 2022-23*
Grafton Middle School 2022-23*
Queens Lake Middle School 2022-23
Tabb Middle School 2021-22*
Yorktown Middle School 2022-23*
Bruton High School 2019-20
Grafton High School 2023-24
Tabb High School 2023-24
York High School 2022-23
York River Academy 2022-23

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