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Small school advantages

GREENWOOD (WAOW) -- Greenwood School District staff say small class sizes and familiarity between teachers and students are a few reasons for high test scores.

The district administrator says students did phenomenal on statewide testing. She says sixth graders scored a 100 percent proficiency level in both reading and math.

For high school students, last year's graduating class scored above the state average on the ACT.

10th grade students also took a preliminary ACT test with those scores above the national average.

One high school students says a smaller school makes it easier to get one on one time with teachers.

The high school principal also says smaller class sizes let teachers tailor the curriculum to the needs of their students, as well as making sure students keep up with their work.

"A huge part of small schools is we really do get to know our kids. We know their families. We know their siblings. We know how to accommodate to reach certain students," District Administrator Jennifer Vogler said.

The Greenwood High School principal says student's test scores are important, but their main focus is to make sure students are successful after graduation.




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