Eleven of 12 schools make Adequate Yearly Progress

Eleven of 12 schools in the San Juan School District have made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) for the 2008–09 school year under the standards required by the federal government’s No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB).

Blanding Elementary, Bluff Elementary, La Sal Elementary, Mexican Hat Elementary, Monticello Elementary, Albert R. Lyman Middle, Monticello High, Monument Valley High, Navajo Mountain High, San Juan High, and Whitehorse High schools were all found to have met the standards necessary to achieve AYP.

Montezuma Creek Elementary School met the standard in Mathematics, but fell short in Language Arts. as a result of the overall success, San Juan School District as a whole entity was determined to have made Adequate Yearly Progress.

Of special significance this year is the achievement of Mexican Hat Elementary School, which had been considered a School in Need of Improvement (SPI). When NCLB became law, Mexican Hat Elementary was labeled as SPI due to its level of academic achievement.

NCLB requires that schools meet a gradually increasing level of academic achievement each year and the program is designed to assure continual improvement.

Due to the increasing expectations of the program, it was widely thought that once a school was labeled SPI it would be very difficult, if not impossible, to advance out of that label.

Mexican Hat Elementary has defied the odds and with the achievement of making AYP for two years in a row, moves off the SPI list, signifying vastly improved academic performance for its students.

School officials state that Principal Aaron Brewer, his faculty and staff, and especially the students and parents from Mexican Hat Elementary School are to be congratulated and thanked for their diligence and hard work in making this achievement a reality.

School superintendent Doug Wright noted, “Day by day, week by week, month by month, year by year, San Juan School District continues to see improved academic performance and achievement.

“This is simply a manifestation of the hard work, dedication, and diligence of the students, teachers, administrators, support staff, and parents.

“We recognize that our task of improvement will never be complete and we are dedicated to continue our efforts to assure excellence for every student. The efforts of all who are involved in the education of the students of San Juan School District are acknowledged and greatly appreciated.”

AYP Reports for each school are available on the San Juan School District Web Site:

Go to www.sanjuanschools.org

Select District Information under the San Juan School District section on right side

Select 2008-09 AYP Reports under Announcements

Select 2008 09 AYP Package.pdf

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