91 Percent of Dist. 5 Students Meet or Exceed ELA Standards  
Friday, July 29, 2011 at 7:40PM

A total of 91.1 percent of District Five students scored at or above grade level in English Language Arts (ELA), under the federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), according to data released today by the South Carolina Department of Education.

That number is slightly higher than last year, and marks three consecutive years in which the percent of ELA success is 91 percent or above.

In Math, 87.6 percent of District Five students scored at or above grade level. That is up from 87.1 percent last year.

District Five met 31 of 33 district AYP goals, or 93.9 percent, the same percentage as last year.

Three of our elementary schools made AYP this year: Centerville Elementary School, Concord Elementary School, an IB World School, and Nevitt Forest Community School of Innovation. In addition, Varennes Academy of Communications and Technology and Whitehall Elementary School missed only one goal each, falling just short of making AYP.

 “These numbers reflect the hard work of our students, parents and teachers. We congratulate them on their success,” said District Five Superintendent Betty Bagley. “We will use this information to refine our curriculum and teaching methods as we work toward bringing academic success to every student.”

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