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Ganado district earns 3 academic distinctions

By Jennifer Lee Preyss
Aug. 8, 2013 at 3:08 a.m.


Ganado school district met the Texas Education Agency's accountability summary standards across all grade levels in ratings released Thursday.

Of the three school districts in Jackson County, Ganado schools earned the most distinction awards.

Two awards were earned at the high school level for academic achievement in reading and English language arts and academic achievement in mathematics.

Ganado Elementary School also earned a distinction for academic achievement in reading and English language arts.

"We have excellent teachers in those areas at the elementary level through high school. And that's a big part of that score, that we have great teachers to begin with," said Jeff Black, Ganado district superintendent. "For math, we brought in some excellent teachers a few years ago, and they've done a whale of a job getting those students through the course."

Black said he's pleased with the performance of the students and said he intends to maintain high levels of academic performance at the district level.

"We're enjoying this time right now, but we're not so much concerned with meeting standards or not meeting standards. We just want our kids to keep achieving at a high level," he said.

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