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State Sales Tax Holiday Set for August 3-5

July 31, 2012
State Sales Tax Holiday Set for August 3-5

The Department of Revenue is reminding Tennesseans that the seventh annual Sales Tax Holiday is scheduled for Friday, August 3 through Sunday, August 5. During these three days Tennessee shoppers can save nearly 10 percent on tax-free clothing, school and art supplies and computer purchases.

"The annual Sales Tax Holiday was designed with Tennessee families in mind, providing savings for families, especially as students start the new school year,” Gov. Bill Haslam said.

The holiday begins Friday, August 3 at 12:01 a.m. and ends Sunday, August 5 at 11:59 p.m. During the designated three-day weekend, consumers will not pay state or local sales tax on clothing with a price of $100 or less per item, school and art supplies with a price of $100 or less per item, and computers with a price of $1,500 or less.

“As in years past, last year's tax-free weekend was very successful, providing Tennessee taxpayers nearly $9.6 million in tax savings” said Revenue Commissioner Richard H. Roberts. “We are hopeful that all Tennessee shoppers will take advantage of the tax relief provided by the 2012 Sales Tax Holiday.”

Please visit the Sales Tax Holiday Web site at www.tntaxholiday.com to learn more about the items exempt from sales tax. The Tennessee Department of Revenue also assists consumers via e-mail, Salestax.Holiday@TN.gov, and through its toll-free statewide telephone hot line, (800) 342-1003. Staff is available to answer questions Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Time. (Out-of-state and Nashville-area callers, please dial (615) 253-0600.)

Examples of exempt items include:

Clothing: Shirts, dresses, pants, coats, gloves and mittens, hats and caps, hosiery, neckties, belts, sneakers, shoes, uniforms whether athletic or non-athletic and scarves

School Supplies: Binders, book bags, calculators, tape, chalk, crayons, erasers, folders, glue, pens, pencils, lunch boxes, notebooks, paper, rulers and scissors

Art Supplies: Clay and glazes; acrylic, tempera and oil paints; paintbrushes for artwork; sketch and drawing pads; and watercolors

Computers: Central processing unit (CPU), along with various other components including monitor, keyboard, mouse, cables to connect components and preloaded software (Note: While the CPU may be purchased separately, other items must be part of a bundled computer package in order to be eligible.) iPads and other tablet computers are eligible for tax exemption, while smart phones and video game consoles are not.

County Commission Authorizes Issuance of $3.4 Million Capital Outlay Note for School Projects

July 30, 2012
by: 
Dwayne Page
DeKalb West School

The DeKalb County Commission last Monday night adopted a resolution authorizing the issuance of a general obligation capital outlay note in an amount not to exceed $3.4 million for school system building/roofing projects.

The note will cover the $600,000 FEMA grant match to build eight tornado safe rooms at DeKalb West School, an $850,000 cafeteria and kitchen renovation project at DeKalb West School; a $1.1 million DeKalb Middle School roof project, a $700,000 DeKalb West School roof project; and an $85,000 Smithville Elementary School partial roof project. No property tax increase will be required.

The county will spend $600,000 in local funding to meet a 12.5% FEMA grant match for building the "safe rooms" at DeKalb West School. The purpose of the "safe rooms" is to relieve overcrowding and to shelter students, school staff, and the general public in times of severe weather. Under the grant program, the federal government pays 75% of the cost. The state pays 12.5% and the local share is 12.5%. Any further costs related to construction not covered by the FEMA grant, including furnishing classrooms, is to be funded locally.

The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency has approved grant funds of more than $1.5 million for the safe room project at DeKalb West School, pending final approval by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The proposed 15,000 square foot addition will be constructed in the front of the school, including eight classrooms, restrooms, a new secure entrance, an office, clinic, conference room, guidance and teacher work area.

Although a new larger DWS cafeteria and kitchen does not qualify under the FEMA grant as school officials had hoped, the architects included in the design an expansion of the existing dining area to be funded locally and that project is covered in the capital outlay note.

David Brown of Kaatz, Binkley, Jones & Morris Architects of Mount Juliet updated the school board on the FEMA grant application during its regular monthly meeting earlier this month. " I've spoken with the state and there is one more (grant application) ahead of you guys at the moment and then you guys are next. I expect monies becoming available for our DeKalb West project, probably in August," he said.

Smithville to Receive Grant for Airport Grounds Maintenance Equipment

July 30, 2012
by: 
Dwayne Page

The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) has announced that federal and state aeronautics grants totaling $18.3 million have been approved for 20 Tennessee airports including one at the Smithville Municipal Airport

The local grant is in the amount of $12,426 for grounds maintenance equipment. The state will pay for $9,319 with the city to provide the local match of $3,107

The grants are made available through the Tennessee Department of Transportation's Aeronautics Division.

The Division administers federal and state funding to assist in the location, design, construction and maintenance of Tennessee's diverse public aviation system.

Except for routine expenditures, grant applications are reviewed by the Tennessee Aeronautics Commission (TAC), which is a five member board charged with policy planning and with regulating changes in the state Airport System Plan. The board carefully reviews all applications for grants to ensure that the proper state and local matching funds are in place and that the grants will be used for needed improvements.

The TDOT Aeronautics Division has the responsibility of inspecting and licensing the state's 126 heliports and 75 public/general aviation airports. The Division also provides aircraft and related services for state government and staffing for the Tennessee Aeronautics Commission.

DeKalb County Schools will re-open Thursday

July 30, 2012
by: 
Dwayne Page
Back to School

DeKalb County Schools will re-open Thursday.

Registration for all students will be Thursday, August 2. That will be an abbreviated school day from 7:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m.

The first day of school education celebration will be held on Friday, August 3 on the public square at 6:00 p.m.

Friday, August 3 will be an administrative day for teachers only

The first full day of school for all students will be Monday, August 6

A system wide professional development day will be Monday, July 30 at DCHS from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

All teachers will report to their individual schools on Tuesday and Wednesday, July 31 and August 1 from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

Northside students in 2nd and 3rd grades are asked to attend the annual "Meet Your Teacher Night" on Monday, July 30 at 6:00 p.m. in the Northside Gym. Students will have a time to meet and talk with their teacher for the upcoming school year, visit their classroom and tour the school. Parents may fill out their paperwork at this time and students will not have to return to school until the first full day on Monday, August 6th. 4th and 5th grade students will register on Thursday, August 2nd from 7:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. Please plan to spend enough time at school on that day to complete all paperwork.

Randy Jennings, Principal at DeKalb Middle School, said sixth grade orientation will be July 31. "Our sixth grade orientation at the middle school is July 31, which is on Tuesday night. We will be doing a call home to the students to let them know which students are to come at what time. We have two different groups who come. Seventh and eighth graders will register on August 2," he said.

DCHS will have 9th grade registration and Open House on Monday, July 30 from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Activities will be held for students. Parents will need to be there at 6:00 p.m. to complete registration paperwork. They will be finished by 7:00 p.m. Students who attend on July 30 will be given their schedules. They will not be required to attend school on Thursday, August 2. They will start on the first full day Monday, August 6. If you have questions, call 597-2247 or email spainter1@k12tn.net.

DeKalb Unemployment Rate Climbs to 8.3% in June

July 28, 2012
by: 
Dwayne Page

County non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rates for June 2012 show the rate increased in all 95 counties. In DeKalb County the rate jumped to 8.3%, up from 7.8% in May but still below the rate of 9.8% in June, 2011.

The local labor force for June was at 10,040. A total of 9,210 were employed and 830 were without work

DeKalb County's unemployment rate for June was third lowest in the fourteen county Upper Cumberland region. Here's how they rank highest to lowest

Van Buren- 13.2%
Picket County- 13%
White- 12.1%
Clay-10.2%
Warren-9.9%
Cumberland-9.5%
Fentress-9.4%
Jackson-9.4%
Overton-9.1%
Putnam-8.8%
Cannon-8.5%
DeKalb-8.3%
Macon-8.2%
Smith-7.7%

Tennessee's unemployment rate for June rose to 8.1 percent, up from the May revised rate of 7.9 percent. The national unemployment rate for June 2012 was 8.2 percent, unchanged from May.

The state unemployment rate is seasonally adjusted while the county unemployment rates are not. Seasonal adjustment is a statistical technique that eliminates the influences of weather, holidays, the opening and closing of schools, and other recurring seasonal events from economic time series.

Knox County had the state's lowest major metropolitan rate of 6.7 percent, up from 6.0 percent in May. Davidson County was 7.3 percent, up from 6.7 percent the previous month. Hamilton County was 8.3 percent, up from 7.4 percent, and Shelby County was 9.7 percent, up from the May unemployment rate of 8.8 percent

Early Voting Up Slightly from Four Years Ago

July 28, 2012
by: 
Dwayne Page
Brett Curtis signs with Election worker Dean Estes on last day of early voting
Angela Puckett at Voting Machine on Last Day of Early Voting

Early voting ended Saturday for the August elections with a total of eight hundred seventy six people having taken advantage of it from July 13-28 at the courthouse. That is up slightly from August, 2008 when 807 people voted early/absentee and up from the 719 who voted early/absentee in the local Democratic and Presidential Preference Primary in March of this year. Two years ago in August, 1,474 voted early/absentee.

During the two week early voting period in this election, a total of 373 people cast ballots in the Tennessee Republican Primary and 371 voted in the Tennessee Democratic Primary.

The largest single day turnout for early voting was on the next to the last day, Friday July 27 when 119 people cast ballots. The response each day was as follows:

Friday, July 13-70
Saturday, July 14- 31
Monday, July 16- 42
Tuesday, July 17- 42
Wednesday, July 18- 53
Thursday, July 19- 55
Friday, July 20- 37
Saturday, July 21- 43

Monday, July 23-79
Tuesday, July 24-53
Wednesday, July 25-73
Thursday, July 26-87
Friday, July 27-119
Saturday, July 28- 92

In the August election four years ago, a total of 2,256 voted including 807 early voters/absentees and 1,449 on election day. Voter turnout was only 17.2% in DeKalb County on that day.

During the local Democratic Primary and Presidential Preference Primary in March of this year,
2,598 voters cast ballots, including a total of 1,879 on election day and 719 either by early voting or absentee ballot.

A total of 3,816 people voted in the August election two years ago including 2,341 on election day and 1,474 during early voting or by absentee ballot.

If you are properly registered to vote and did not participate in early voting, you can cast ballots on election day, Thursday August 2. All sixteen precincts in DeKalb County will be open Thursday from 8:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. WJLE will have LIVE election return coverage starting at 7:00 p.m. on AM 1480/FM 101.7 and LIVE streaming at www.wjle.com.

As a voter you may vote for whom you choose in the DeKalb County General Election regardless of party affiliation in the races for assessor of property, constable, or school board member. In other words, you can vote for a democrat in one race and a republican in another.

However, if you choose to vote in one of the state primaries which include the offices of State Representative, U.S. Representative, or U.S. Senator, you must declare in which primary you intend to vote. For example, if you declare your intention to vote in the State Republican Primary, you can ONLY vote for Republican candidates for State Representative, U.S. Representative, and U.S. Senator but you MAY vote for ANY candidate you choose regardless of party affiliation in the county general election (Assessor of Property, Constable, School Board)

Likewise, if you choose to vote in the State Democratic Primary you can vote
for only Democratic candidates for State Representative, U.S. Representative, and U.S. Senator but you MAY vote for ANY candidate you choose regardless of party affiliation in the county general election (Assessor of Property, Constable, School Board)

In simple terms, you can vote for a Democrat in the County General and still choose the Republican State Primary; or you may vote for a Republican in the County General and still choose the Democrat State Primary.

Local voters will be electing a new Assessor of Property in August. The candidates are Scott Cantrell and Mason Carter. Two school board seats will be filled along with five constable seats.
In the state primary, local voters will help select the party nominees for State Representative in the 40th district, the 46th district, Congressman in the 6th District and one U.S. Senator.

ATTENTION VOTERS OF THE EDGAR EVINS STATE PARK (1-3) PRECINCT

THE LOCATION WHERE YOU NORMALLY VOTE ON ELECTION DAY HAS BEEN MOVED WITHIN THE PARK. DUE TO A BUILDING ISSUE, THE VOTING LOCATION WILL BE AT THE CABIN COMPLEX, CABIN C-6.

THERE WILL BE DIRECTIONAL SIGNS LOCATED THROUGHOUT THE PARK, INCLUDING AT INTERSECTIONS. IF YOU NEED MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT THE DEKALB COUNTY ELECTION OFFICE AT 615-597-4146 OR THE STATE PARK MANAGER’S OFFICE AT 931-858-2114.

TrekAmerica International Sightseers Visit DeKalb County Fair

July 28, 2012
by: 
Dwayne Page
DeKalb Fair President Judy Sandlin Greets International Visitors

Several young people from as far away as Switzerland, Wales, Australia, and England paid a visit to the DeKalb County Fair Friday evening.

Members of TrekAmerica, a group of young international sightseers who want to experience North America, are currently on a three week tour of the country, having left recently from Los Angeles enroute to New York City.

TrekAmerica offers small group adventure tours to those from other countries who want to
discover this continent. Participants get to explore America on trips that take them to big cities, National Parks, beaches, small towns and many places away from the tourist routes.

(NEW RIDE AT THE FAIR)

M2U00789 from dwayne page on Vimeo.

The Grandpa Fair of the South will end its week long run tonight (Saturday)

Admission ticket holders will have at least nine chances to take home $500. There was only one cash winner Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday night and no winners at all Thursday and Friday nights.

FOUR WHEEL DRIVE MUD RACES HELD FRIDAY NIGHT from dwayne page on Vimeo.

A total of $4,500 will be given away tonight in increments of $500 each starting at 9:30 p.m. at the Lion's Club Pavilion.. You must be present to win. All the cash will be given away tonight.

Meanwhile, other activities taking place today include the following:

Horseshoe Tournament at the Tot Kelly barn at Noon.; Gospel Singing at the Lions Club Pavilion at 6:00 p.m.; Super Tractor and Truck Pull at 7:00 p.m. at the T.C. McMillen Arena:

Take a stroll down Memory Lane and enjoy nightly entertainment at the Memory Lane Stage in Memory Village, sponsored by DeKalb Community Bank. The DeKalb County Fair Memory Lane Stage Line-Up is as follows:

Saturday Night July 28
6:30-7:30 p.m— Mid State Cloggers
7:45-8:45 p.m— Evermean Evergreen Cloggers

Rides on the Midway will be provided by the Family Attractions Amusement Company. Unlimited rides will be available for $18.00.

Admission to the fair is $4.00 per person. Children age four and younger will be admitted free! Gates open at 4:00 p.m. Parking is Free!

For more information, call 529-FAIR or visit on-line at www.dekalbcountyfairtn.com.

Josh Issac Wins DeKalb Idol

July 28, 2012
by: 
Dwayne Page
Josh Issac Wins DeKalb Idol

Josh Issac of Smithville was the winner of the DeKalb Idol competition held Friday night at the DeKalb County Fair in Alexandria, sponsored by DTC Communications.

Fifteen contestants competed for the title and Issac was among the top three called back after the first two rounds. As the winner of DeKalb Idol, Issac received a $300 cash prize.

Erica Melton of Auburntown received second place and $200.

Ashlee Whitehead of Smithville received third place and $100 as well as the Peoples Choice Award and $150

The program was hosted by Tom Duggin of MyDTC3 TV along with Chelsie Young of MyDTC3's Talkin' Country program.

(Pictured left to right: Chelsie Young (Idol Co-Emcee), Josh Issac (Idol Winner), Erica Melton (2nd place), Ashlee Whitehead (3rd place and People's Choice Winner), Tom Duggin (DeKalb Idol Emcee)

Toddler Show Winners at DeKalb County Fair (SEE VIDEOS)

July 28, 2012
by: 
Dwayne Page
Winners Girls (13 to 18 months) SEE LOCAL NEWS FOR NAMES
Winners Boys (13 to 18 months) SEE LOCAL NEWS FOR NAMES
Winners Girls (19 to 24 months) SEE LOCAL NEWS FOR NAMES
Winners Boys (19 to 24 months) SEE LOCAL NEWS FOR NAMES
Winners Girls (25 to 30 months) SEE LOCAL NEWS FOR NAMES
Winners Boys (25 to 30 months) SEE LOCAL NEWS FOR NAMES
Winners Girls (31 to 36 months) SEE LOCAL NEWS FOR NAMES
Winners Boys (31 to 36 months) SEE LOCAL NEWS FOR NAMES
Winners Girls (37 to 47 months) SEE LOCAL NEWS FOR NAMES
Winner Boy (37 to 47 months) SEE LOCAL NEWS FOR NAME

Winners of the annual Toddler Show were announced Friday evening at the DeKalb County Fair.

First place winners received a blue ribbon. Red ribbons went to those receiving second place.

Toddler Show Girls 31-36 Months (See Local News for Names) from dwayne page on Vimeo.

(Click Link Below to View Videos of the Toddler Show)
http://www.wjle.com/videos-fair-july27

This year's recipients are as follows:

Girls (13 to 18 months)
Winner: Cora Marie Cox, the 16 month old daughter of Brandon and Whitney Cox of Smithville
Runner-up: Sienna Avalee Luna, the 14 month old daughter of Joseph and Heather Luna of Smithville.

Other participants in this category: Joelle Madison Cool, the 13 month old daughter of Aaron Cool and Sarah Lincoln of DeKalb County; Madyson Laine Hale, 15 month old daughter of Cory and Ashley Hale of Alexandria; Miranda Cheyenne Lattimore, 13 month old daughter of Brenda and Wayne Lattimore of Smithville; Anna Belle Merriman, 14 month old daughter of Jake and Joyce Merriman of Smithville; Mia Nicole Hall, 15 month old daughter of Bradley and Lacy Hall of Alexandria; Emily Claire Harris, 14 month old daughter of Chad and Kari Harris of Smithville; and Baylei Anne Benson, 17 month old daughter of Christopher and Karey Benson of Smithville

Boys (13 to 18 months)
Winner: Kyler Edward Turner, 13 month old son of Henry Turner and Felisha Cantrell of Gassaway
Runner-up: Justin Michael Hearn, 14 month old son of Tyler and Ashley Hearn of Brush Creek.

Other participants in this category: Brayden Willmore, 13 month old son of Austin Willmore and Laura Sullivan of Liberty; Collin Harper, 17 month old son of Kimberly Bilbrey and Jordan Harper of Smithville; and Justis Nokes, 17 month old son of Toby and Jamie Nokes of Smithville

Girls (19 to 24 months)
Winner: Aubrey Isabella Lasser, 23 month old daughter of Richard and Ashley Lasser of Smithville
Runner-up: Ella Grace Kirksey, 23 month old daughter of Graden and Sabrina Kirksey of Smithville

Other participants in this category were: Helen Marie Hale, 22 month old daughter of William and Rebekah Hale of Liberty; Heaven Grace Farris, 21 month old daughter of Joel and Jessica Farris of DeKalb County; Emily Johnson, 21 month old daughter of Clint and Dedee Johnson of Smithville; Lillian Hope Miller, 23 month old daughter of Josh and Amy Miller of Smithville; and Lakelyn Brooke Nelson, 23 month old daughter of Dustin and Kristian Nelson of Smithville

Boys (19 to 24 months)
Winner: Adonis Earls, 19 month old son of Rebecca Lawrence of Liberty
Runner-up: Hunter Allen Moore, 24 month old son of Clayton and Crystal Moore of Smithville

Other participants in this category were: Bryson Wade Johnson, 21 month old son of Keith and Brandy Johnson of Smithville; Andrew Reece Cathey, 22 month old son of Shawn and Cindy Washer and Jennifer Cathey of Smithville; Weston Rowland, 19 month old son of Natasha White and Jon Rowland of Smithville; Braxston Dewayne Carter, 19 month old son of Bethany and Keith Carter of Smithville; and James Wayne Redmon, 23 month old son of Kristie Shehane and Donnie Redmon of Smithville.

Girls (25 to 30 months)
Winner: Maci Raye Parsley, 27 month old daughter of Jason and Misti Parsley of Smithville
Runner-up: Annali Garcia, 29 month old daughter of Hector and Cardelly Garcia of Smithville

Other participants in this category were: Destiny Faith Parker, 26 month old daughter of Kenneth and Stephanie Murphy and Larry Murphy and Joy Parker of Smithville; Olivia Buehler, 29 month old daughter of Joseph and Kristel Buehler of Smithville; Graciella Marie Johnson, 26 month old daughter of David and Patricia Johnson of Dowelltown; Karah Jo Ford, 27 month old daughter of Joseph Wann and Amanda Ford of Smithville; Savannah Stible, 26 month old daughter of John and Glenda Stible of Smithville; and Chloee Cantrell, 28 month old daughter of Rocky and Andrea Cantrell of Smithville

Boys (25 to 30 months)
Winner: Brayden Chance Nicholas, 25 month old son of Tamirah Vanatta Lance of Smithville
Runner-up: Levi Hamilton Cripps, 26 month old son of Kevin and Liz Cripps of Alexandria.

Girls (31 to 36 months)
Winner: Lilly Grace Anderson, 35 month old daughter of Caitlin Anderson of Smithville and the late PFC Billy Anderson
Runner-up: Kenzi Foutch, 33 month old daughter of Ashley Foutch and Justin Maggart of Smithville.

The other participants in this category: Tatum Harper Reynolds, 34 month old daughter of David and Danielle Reynolds of Brush Creek; Katelee Ramsey, 34 month old daughter of Dewayne and Candy Ramsey of McMinnville; Jessa Nevaeh Sanders, 33 month old daughter of James and Misti Sanders of Smithville; Jasmine Elizabeth Smith, 33 month old daughter of Flesha Smith of Smithville; and Nevaeh Elizabeth Brown, 36 month old daughter of Elizabeth Smith and Matthew Brown of Smithville

Boys (31 to 36 months)
Winner:Jaxsen Theryn Speaks, 34 month old son of Justin and Donna Speaks of Smithville
Runner-up: Austin Merriman, 35 month old son of Jake and Joyce Merriman of Smithville

Girls (37 to 47 months)
Winner: Leah Elisabeth Trapp, 45 month old daughter of Jeremy Trapp and Jenny Trapp of Smithville
Runner-up: Lillie Grace Young, 38 month old daughter of Michael and Crystal Young of Smithville

Other participants in this category were: Lynnlee Elizabeth Reed, 41 month old daughter of Craig and Heather Reed of Smithville; Izzy Prichard, 37 month old daughter of Andy and Chrissy Prichard of Liberty; Kaylee Brook Kent, 47 month old daughter of Kevin and Beth Kent of Dowelltown; Alexis Faith Reynolds, 41 month old daughter of Keith and Teesha Reynolds of DeKalb County; and Harlie Elmore, 45 month old daughter of Aaron and Kristy Elmore of Wilson County.

Boy (37-47 months)
Winner: Jacob Marlin Stewart, 46 month old son of D.J. and Megan Stewart of Smithville
There were no other entries in this category.

State Releases TCAP Test Results for DeKalb County

July 27, 2012
by: 
Dwayne Page
Director of Schools Mark Willoughby

The 2012 achievement scores for DeKalb County show several areas of improvement over last year's TCAP results, according to Director of Schools Mark Willoughby.

The Tennessee Board of Education on Thursday released district breakdowns of TCAP test results. The data show district-by-district results for each subject of the 3-8 Achievement Tests and High School End of Course exams.

"In grades 3-8, the DeKalb County School System improved in Reading and Language Arts, Math, and Science," said Willoughby. "This improvement means that more students scored proficient and advanced on this year's TCAP. The leading subject with the most improvement over 2011 was Math. In Social Studies, 81.4% of our students performed at the proficient or advanced level," he said.

"DeKalb County High School also increased the percent of proficient and advanced students for the End-of-Course achievement tests for 2012 for the academic areas of Algebra I, Algebra II, and Freshman English. US History had 94.1% of students to score proficient or advanced," said Willoughby.

"Overall, the increased rigor of the standards and the higher bar set by the state for proficiency has been embraced by the teachers and administration. These changes have led to increased achievement for our students as well as students who are more prepared for college and careers. Math will continue to be a focus for us in the coming year," he said.

Growth over last year represents the difference between 2010-11 and 2011-12 in terms of the number of students who scored proficient or advanced. The following show combined grades 3-8 student performance

DeKalb County:

Math:
(42% of students performed at the proficient or advanced level)
(3.9% growth over last year)

Reading:
(49.4% of students performed at the proficient or advanced level)
(0.7% growth over last year)

Science:
(63% of students performed at the proficient or advanced level)
(0.9% growth over last year)

Social Studies:
(81.4% of students performed at the proficient or advanced level)
(-0.2% growth compared to last year)

End of Course 9-12 student performance

Algebra I:
(55.2%)
(2.9% growth over last year)

Algebra II:
(20.6% of students performed at the proficient or advanced level)
(7.2% growth compared to last year)

Biology I
(56.7% of students performed at the proficient or advanced level)
(-13.3% growth compared to last year)

English I
(67.4% of students performed at the proficient or advanced level)
(4.7% growth compared to last year)

English II
(59.2% of students performed at the proficient or advanced level)
(-4.6% growth compared to last year)

U.S. History
(94.1% of students performed at the proficient or advanced level)
(-3.9% growth compared to last year)

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