|Published: 8:57 AM, 11/12/2012
Author: Jessica Cross
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
MADISONVILLE-The Monroe County School
System is bragging on their three area high schools after state
Report Card data was released recently.
"There's not much we can criticize
them on," Data Instructor Lee Anne Strickland told the Monroe
County Board of Education on Thursday night during a presentation on
Report Card findings. "We have to brag a lot of our high schools."
As previously reported in The Advocate & Democrat, the school system as a district had the highest
growth in East Tennessee in Algebra I.
"In this category, we have people
coming to us saying, 'Tell us what you're doing!'" said Strickland.
In addition to the continued growths at
the high school level, graduation rates continue to incline.
"This is our shining star," said
As a whole, the district's graduation
rate now sits at 94.9 percent, up from 91.3 percent last year.
High School's graduation rate increased from 92.6 to 94.6 percent,
Sequoyah High School's graduation rate increased from 93.9 to 94.9
percent, and Sweetwater High School's graduation rate increased from
89.7 to 94.7 percent. Monroe Academy also showed the greatest growth
in their graduation rate, increasing from last year's 82.2 percent to
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