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Area schools fare well in 2010 AYP standards


By Scott Harvey

– Preliminary figures for the Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) standards show mixes results for Texas schools and school districts.

They're graded on three measures: Reading/Language Arts, Mathematics, and either Graduation Rate (for high schools and districts) or Attendance Rate (for elementary and middle/junior high schools).

According to the Texas Education Agency, 78 percent of school districts and 85 percent of schools met AYP for 2010. Locally, five area districts and ten individual campuses did not meet AYP.

If a campus, district, or state that is receiving Title I, Part A funds fails to meet AYP for two consecutive years, that campus, district, or state is subject to certain requirements such as offering supplemental education services, offering school choice, and/or taking corrective actions.

While these are preliminary figures, school districts can file an appeal if they think the ratings system got it wrong. Final numbers will be out in December.

School Districts that missed AYP:

Bonham (reading and math performance)
Greenville (math performance)
Leonard (reading and math performance)
Prairiland (math performance)
Wills Point (reading performance)

Schools that missed AYP:

Campbell Elementary School - Campbell (math performance)
New Horizon Learning Center - Greenville (graduation rate)
Evans Elementary School - Bonham (math performance)
Wills Pt. Middle School - Wills Point (math performance)
Ernest O Woods Intermediate - Wills Point (reading and math performance)
Quinlan Middle School - Quinlan (math performance)
Sulphur Springs Middle School - Sulphur Springs (reading and math performance)
Crockett Middle School - Paris (math performance)
Aiken Elementary School - Paris (reading performance)
Ouida Springer - Rockwall (reading performance)