ACSS sees improvement on state report card

Published 11:00 am Saturday, December 16, 2023

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After seeing improved grades at two of its schools last year, the Andalusia City School System is continuing to trend upward with higher grades at two of its schools while two other scored the same as a year ago.

On last year’s report card, Andalusia Elementary and the system overall saw improvements on their scores with both moving from B scores to A’s. This year, both of those maintained last year’s scores with AES coming in with a 90 and the central office scoring a 91.

This year, both Andalusia Junior High and Andausia High School saw higher grades. The junior high saw a big increase, moving up five points from a 79 in 2022 to an 84 this year. AHS moved up one point from last year’s 82 to scoring an 83 this year.

Andalusia Superintendent Dr. Daniel Shakespeare gave credit to all of those within the system who are working to meet the system’s academic goals.

“I am pleased with our report card results which reflect the dedication and hard work of our students, teachers, administrators, support staff and board members,” Shakespeare said. “Their commitment to academic excellence is truly commendable.  These results not only showcase the knowledge and skills gained, but also highlight the collaborative effort that defines our community.

“Our students’ success is a testament to the effective teaching practices and supportive environment that prevails in our schools. We celebrate these achievements and take pride in the strides made towards providing a quality education,” Shakespeare added.

While the system is celebrating its improvement, Shakespeare said work will continue to make Andalusia City Schools among the most successful in the state.

“As we move forward, we remain focused on continuous improvement.  We recognize the areas where growth is possible and are committed to implementing targeted strategies to continue to elevate Andalusia City Schools to one of the top performing school districts in the state,” Shakespeare said.

“We want to thank those in our community for their ongoing support and congratulate our students and teachers for their remarkable accomplishments.”