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Crenshaw School System makes AYP

The Crenshaw County School System received its “report card” last week, and the news was excellent.

Crenshaw County Schools overall made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) for 2008-09, according to data released by the Alabama Department of Education.

Brantley High School met 17 out of 17 of its goals for the 2008-09 school year; Luverne High School also met 21 out of its 21 AYP goals for last year.

Highland Home School did not make AYP, even though it met 20 out of its 21 goals. The school did not meet reading proficiency in one sub-category, special education.

The AYP goals are mandated by the federal government’s No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.

Last year, Highland Home and Brantley met 100 percent of their goals, while LHS met 20 out of 21. According to the 2007-08 data, LHS did not meet reading proficiency in the same sub-category, special education.

The school system overall is “clear” and none of the schools are in the “school improvement” category.

“System-wide the schools met 58 out of 59 goals. That represents 98.3 percent, and we

are very pleased with this,” Superintendent Kathi Wallace said. “System-wide, our graduation rate is at the NCLB

required rate that we were trying to reach by 2013-2014; this is a major accomplishment.”

“All credit and congratulations should go to the CCBOE

employees as well as our students,” she added,” and we probably have the best parents in

the world. They try their best to do everything we ask them to do to help us to keep improving student achievement.”

“I am very pleased with the results. I am thankful to be a part of a school system like ours that places such a high value on education,” Wallace said.