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E.B. Stoner Williams Stoner Hill : Makes the Grade

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The start of this school year was more exciting for 10 Caddo parish school than ever before because the state no longer considers the schools to be failing.

One of those schools is E.B. Stoner Hill.  

"It was very difficult being told that you are academically unacceptable," said Principal Michelle Franklin.

The school was placed on the state's watch list last school year.

Franklin says she knew  the school was better than the label it was given and it quickly became the mission of her staff  to show everyone that they didn't belong on the list .

"We all sat down together ,we hurt together, and then we moved forward," Franklin told Education Reporter Eric James.

14% of the less than 300 students at the school are classified as special education students and their scores are factored into the schools overall ranking . To address the issue class sizes are kept small so teachers are better able to meet the needs of every child in their classroom.

Teacher Victoria Wade says the entire school pitched in and worked to make sure that the school came off the list and they were able to do so in one year.

"I was elated , for my students, for my staff and for my parents," said Franklin who says they are working even harder this year to make sure that the school never makes the list again.

 

 

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