Dothan schools have been ranked top in the state
November 16, 2016
From the Dothan Eagle:
Posted on Nov 14, 2016 by Jim Cook
Newly released ACT Aspire test scores revealed positive growth for the Dothan City Schools in student achievement, with some Dothan schools scoring among the best in the state.
Dothan City School Superintendent Chuck Ledbetter announced the results at the Dothan City School Board meeting on Monday.
“We’re very excited about our scores,” he said.
Ledbetter said ACT Aspire scores have risen for the city school system. He also announced some standout performances by local schools, including:
Montana Magnet School – No. 1 in state in third grade math scores.
Heard Magnet School – No. 13 in state in third grade math scores.
Montana Magnet School – No. 2 in state in fourth grade math scores.
Heard Magnet School – No. 3 in state in fourth grade math scores.
Montana Magnet School – No. 5 in state in fifth grade math scores.
Heard Magnet School – No. 1 in state in fourth grade math scores.
Beverlye Magnet School – No. 6 in state in sixth grade math scores.
Carver Magnet School – No. 4 in state in sixth grade math scores.
Carver Magnet School – No. 6 in state in seventh grade math scores.
Ledbetter said that considering the small amount of local tax revenue the city schools received compared to other top performing school systems in the state, Dothan’s achievements are impressive.
“Nobody’s getting more for their money than the Dothan City Schools,” he said.
On Monday the city school board approved a new contract for Cloverdale Elementary School Principal Aneta Walker. The board also approved contracts for mentoring services with SpectraCare, 360 Ministry Outreach, Healthy You and Ladi Vee’s Etiquette and Consulting, LLC.
The board also recognized Jimmy Berry, a student at Selma Elementary School, who saved a fellow student from choking earlier this year.