Good job ju­niors

The Covington News - - Local news -

With last week’s sto­ries about New­ton County School Sys­tem em­ploy­ees and stu­dents in trou­ble with the law, it is nice to hear some good news about our teach­ers and chil­dren.

All three of New­ton County’s high schools scored higher than the state av­er­age on the Ge­or­gia High School Writ­ing Test. Our ju­niors logged a com­pos­ite pass­ing rate of 95 per­cent com­pared with the state’s av­er­age of 91 per­cent.

Stu­dents tak­ing the test this year also im­proved the county’s pass­ing rate by three per­cent­age points from the fall of 2007.

If you know of any English teach­ers who teach 11th grade or any 11th grade stu­dents, please take time this week to con­grat­u­late them on their suc­cess.

Con­tin­ued im­prove­ment in all sub­ject ar­eas means teach­ers and stu­dents are cor­rect­ing past mis­takes as well as mak­ing strides to en­sure ev­ery child who grad­u­ates from our school sys­tem is pre­pared for ei­ther col­lege or a ca­reer.

Our chil­dren truly are our fu­ture, and test scores like th­ese in­di­cate that New­ton County as well as the state of Ge­or­gia will have a bright one.

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