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Carlisle High School Honored for Breaking Education Barriers

This year’s award-winners were recognized for having the highest proficiency rates statewide in math and reading among a specific subgroup of students, such as students whose first language is not English and students from low-income backgrounds. State assessment results from the last three years were examined to confirm a positive trend for each school.

“These schools are taking major steps forward in closing gaps in achievement while also working to raise achievement for all students,” said Charlie Edwards, president of the State Board of Education.

Carlisle High School was honored for its work with Hispanic students. Among its Hispanic students, 98 percent are proficient in reading and math for three consecutive years. That compares to a statewide average of 66 percent for the same group of students.

Other schools recognized:  Riverdale Heights Elementary School, Pleasant Valley Community School District, Pleasant Valley High School, Pleasant Valley Community School District, Sergeant Bluff-Luton High School, Sergeant Bluff-Luton Community School District, and Gilbert Intermediate School, Gilbert Community School District