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Prescott Named High ELA Growth School for Southwest Arkansas Region

Prescott High School has been recognized by the Office of Education Policy (OEP) at the University of Arkansas as a school that has a high percentage of students participating in free and reduced meal programs but is Beating the Odds because students demonstrated high growth on the ACT Aspire. The OEP creates an annual report called Outstanding Educational Performance Awards, recognizing schools with high student growth. The OEP thinks growth is the best indicator of the positive impact that our school is having on students.

In the Beating the Odds reports, Prescott High School was named High ELA Growth: High School Level (Southwest Region). Awards were based on the 2021 content growth score calculated by the Arkansas Department of Education. These growth scores reflect how much students at the school improved from 2019 compared to how much they are expected to grow considering prior achievement.

Schools are recognized on Overall growth, as well as for growth in Math and Language Arts separately. Congratulations to the students, teachers and Principal Tommy Poole for their team effort and their impact on the pack!

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