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Calhoun County meets standards, plans focus for next year

By SARA PRIEST , Sara Sneath
Aug. 8, 2014 at 5:45 p.m.
Updated Aug. 8, 2014 at 10:51 p.m.


Calhoun County school district once again met all the marks on the Texas Education Agency's accountability ratings.

Several of the campuses also received a number of distinctions.

Calhoun High School was distinguished for being in the top 25 percent for closing the performance gaps, postsecondary readiness and academic achievement in mathematics and science.

"We were very pleased," said Deborah Swope, the district's curriculum director.

Swope attributed the district's success to hard work, good teachers and supportive parents.

The district hopes to improve next year by focusing on its English-as-a-second-language students.

"I think we do want to continue working with our English language learners. We have kids that come in, and we have to service them no matter the grade level," Swope said. "That's a challenge, and we are just trying to equip our teachers with the right knowledge and resources to be successful with them."

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