Award Year: 2017

Midway Elementary School

5511 Midway Road
Church Road, VA, 23833-3310

(804) 265-4205

Ms. Penny L Brooks, Principal at time of Nomination

Dinwiddie County Public Schools

School Website


Provide students with the most individualized education possible by offering developmentally appropriate programs; students enter school and progress through all grades ready to achieve success.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 10%
  • White: 84%
  • Hispanic: 2%
  • Two or more races: 4%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: 46%
Midway students and staff in front of the school.

Midway students and staff in front of the school.

For the past 100 years, Midway has been a place where high expectations set the stage for optimal learning. Every student who attends the school experiences success, which has resulted in generations of committed stakeholders and a long-standing reputation for academic excellence.

The staff functions as a family who demonstrates genuine concern for one another and work collaboratively and tirelessly to serve the students in their care. The school's rich history and deep community roots make this school a special place to work and learn. An unusually strong partnership exists within the school to home community as many parents and teachers were once Midway students themselves.

Through the implementation of a student-centered teaching model, Midway continues to be a school where young people perform at optimal levels and exceed all local, state, and federal benchmarks. Midway is a school where every stakeholder is committed to ensuring that learning is relevant and transferable beyond the classroom walls and that every student every day receives the education of a lifetime.