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Achievement Gap the Focus at Some Schools

Posted: December 10, 2012 at 2:19 a.m.

Eric Chavez, math tutor at Southwest Junior High School, runs through how to solve an equation Thursday during a tutoring session.

The state has identified nearly one-third of Springdale schools as Needs Improvement Focus schools, but the principals of those buildings stress many of their students still are achieving at high levels.

At A Glance

Springdale Schools Classifications

Exemplary

None

Achieving

-George Junior High

-Bayyari Elementary

-Elmdale Elementary

-Hunt Elementary

-Jones Elementary

-Lee Elementary

-Smith Elementary

-Sonora Elementary

-Walker Elementary

-Westwood Elementary

Needs Improvement

-Hellstern Middle

-Kelly Middle

-Harp Elementary

-Shaw Elementary

-Turnbow Elementary

-Tyson Elementary

-Young Elementary

Needs Improvement Focus

-Har-Ber High (Springdale)

-Springdale High

-Parson Hills Elementary

-Southwest Junior High*

-George Elementary*

-Central Junior High*

-Tyson Middle*

-Monitor Elementary

*Indicates school met first-year goal on 2012 assessments. If goals are met in 2013 assessments, they will be removed from focus status.

Needs Improvement Priority

-Alternative Learning Center

Source: Staff Report

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