Thursday, April 21, 2016
OKLAHOMA CITY — Governor Mary Fallin today recognized the teachers, staff, students and parents of 36 schools for their efforts to improve their school grades in Oklahoma’s A-F School Report Card.
The schools were presented with the Governor’s Spotlight on Academic Achievement Award. Recognized schools included elementary, middle, junior and high schools.
“This award speaks to the most important value of our state – hard work,” said Fallin. “It is not easy to see the significant academic gains that you all have shown, so I think it is very important to recognize your efforts.
“Every child in Oklahoma deserves to have a high quality education. The students, teachers, administrators and parents at these schools serve as an example how to improve academic performance in schools.”
The Oklahoma Legislature adopted the A-F School Grading System to provide incentives to schools that challenge their students to reach high levels of college and career readiness.
Fallin said Oklahoma’s A-F grading system is an important measure for administrators, teachers, parents and other school patrons. These grades allow teachers and administrators a way to compare their schools with others, while providing insight on how they can improve. The grades also let parents know how the schools are performing, while showing other school patrons what is needed to help their schools prosper.
Schools receiving the Governor’s Spotlight on Academic Achievement Award were:
The governor earlier this year recognized Holmes Park Elementary School in Sapulpa.