Schools honored for academic growth

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Four Nash-Rocky Mount schools recently were honored for exceeding academic growth and seven were honored for meeting academic growth during the 2017-18 school year.


From Contributed Reports

Monday, December 24, 2018

Seven schools in the Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools district were honored by the state Department of Public Instruction for meeting academic growth during the 2017-18 school year, while four schools were honored for exceeding growth.

Each school was issued a certificate from the the department that was signed by state Superintendent of Public Instruction Mark Johnson. Additionally, Nash-Rocky Mount Early College High School was also issued a certificate for having a 95.6 percent graduation rate for the 2017-18 academic year.

Coopers Elementary, Red Oak Middle, Southern Nash Middle and Nash-Rocky Mount Early College High School were issued certificates for exceeding academic growth for the 2017-18 school year.

The following schools were honored with certificates for meeting academic growth during the 2017-18 school year: Bailey Elementary, Baskerville Elementary, Cedar Grove Elementary, D.S. Johnson Elementary, M.B. Hubbard Elementary, Middlesex Elementary and J.W. Parker Middle.

Superintendent Shelton Jefferies was excited about the recognitions.

“Our students, staff and administrators have worked hard to gain such an awesome recognition that has led to academic success,” he said.

All of the schools were honored during the Dec. 3 school board meeting that was held in the Black Box Theatre at Rocky Mount High School. Principals from each school accepted their certificate during the recognition portion of the meeting and took a photo with Jefferies and board Chairwoman Ann Edge.

The recognition was also highlighted in the district’s Sounding Board digital newsletter that is posted on the district website and social media pages.