2010-2011 School Year Ends Successfully
- May 26, 2011
More than 42,700 East Baton Rouge Parish School System students completed the 2010-2011 school year today. On the last day of school, May 24, School System Superintendent John Dilworth took the opportunity to thank students, teachers, principals, school staff, parents and the East Baton Rouge community for another great year.
“I am very proud of the achievements made over the past year,” Dilworth said. “Over the past year, 78 percent of our schools showed growth with 37 meeting or exceeding average state growth in test scores. Our graduation rates increased by 3.2 percent to 60 percent for on-time graduates and the drop-out rate decreased from 10.2 percent to 5 percent since May 2008. And today, we received news that our spring test scores increased.”
This year, Ryan Elementary joined the ranks of the districts eight other Blue Ribbon Schools, which include Baton Rouge Magnet High School, Forest Heights Elementary, Glasgow Middle, McKinley Middle Magnet, Northeast Elementary, Shenandoah Elementary, Sherwood Middle Academic Magnet and Westdale Heights Academic Magnet schools.
Students are scheduled to begin the 2011-2012 school year on August 10.
Principal Brister in Washington, D.C., to Accept McKinley Middle School’s Second Blue Ribbon Award
On Tuesday, November 13, 2012, Principal Herman Brister (pictured, left) and the school’s Teacher of the Year, Lynn Williamson (right), were in Washington, D.C., accepting McKinley Middle Academic Magnet School’s National Blue Ribbon Award from U.S. Department of Education’s Director of National Blue Ribbon Schools Program Aba Kumi (center). The event, which recognized some 314 schools from across the United States, was held at the Omni Hotel. Click herefor story.
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