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Schools receive D from state

Sunday, September 18, 2011

CCS Superintendent Kim Tucker
Clay Community Schools (CCS) received an overall D on its report card from the state, but school officials say the grade is misleading.

The letter grade was a combination of two evaluations determined by the state, the No Child Left Behind (NCLB), Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) and Public Law 221.

Assistant Superintendent Tim Rayle presented the corporation's progress report during September's school board meeting.

The Indiana Department of Education released the annual Public Law 221 data for all state schools.

This year, the results included the new letter grade categories.

According to Rayle and CCS Superintendent Kimberly Tucker, the letter grades given were based on the following three categories, performance of all students who passed the state standardized tests scores including the ISTEP+ and the end of course exams for Algebra 1 and English 10 (otherwise known as the graduating qualifying exam or GQE), improvement in the passing percentage over a three-year period and AYP.

CCS as a whole did make 2011 AYP.

Tucker said the corporation has been improving.

"As a district, CCS has raised rates for students taking state tests in English and Mathematics from 73.4 percent in 2008 to 77.6 percent in 2011," Tucker explained. "The district has made AYP for the last three years. However, due to a level of overall improvement in the last three years, which did not surpass 1 percent, the letter grade assigned was a D."

Tucker said she's satisfied with the majority of the results.

"I am very proud of those schools who received an A rating from the IDOE," Tucker said. "I am also pleased that one of our title schools, Meridian Elementary, received a B rating and has made steady growth for the last three years, now maintaining an over 80 percent pass rate in both language arts and math for all students."

The pass rate is a 0.3 percent improvement rate from Meridian's first score.

However, Tucker added she isn't satisfied with some aspects of the evaluation system itself, specifically the issue with the state capping schools who fail to meet all AYP categories.

"I am very disappointed that the state must combine AYP, a component of the federal legislation, NCLB with PL 221 to determine the letter grade designations," Tucker said. "It prevented Northview from receiving an A with a pass percentage rate of 84.9 percent and 11.9 percent improvement."

Regardless of Northview's successful improvement and high test results, the secondary school was capped at a C because there was not 95 percent participation.

According to Tucker, Clay Community high schools chose not to enroll students in Algebra 1 or English 10 who do not have the academic foundation to be successful at this time.

"These students are first enrolled in an accelerated pre-course program. Therefore, NHS does not make the 95 percent participation category under AYP," Tucker said.

Rayle said the letter grades are not always the only important information to analyze.

"If I were one of these children's parents, I'd rather see my child attending a school with a 97.2 percent test pass rate and a letter grade of C, than a 60 percent pass rate earning an A," Rayle explained. "Parents don't see it that way though. They just look at the letter and make a judgment call based on the grade."

Clay City Junior/Senior High School rose from a probation status last year under PL 221, and received a C this year.

"The staff provided their revised improvement plan to the board of school trustees last spring, and evidently, it's working," Tucker said. "Their overall pass percentage raised them to 69.9 percent and 2.8 percent improvement."

According to Tucker, North Clay Middle School has struggled in the last several years to maintain achievement growth, and missed AYP. They lost 3 percent from 74.2 percent pass rate to 71.2 percent and received a D.

"Efforts have been underway there," Tucker reassured, "and the staff will continue to make changes in the instructional program and curriculum to provide consistent growth."

Eastside Elementary has also struggled to increase overall student achievement, and missed AYP.

The school's overall pass percentage was 68.7 percent, with improvement of less than 1 percent. Eastside's overall letter grade was a D.

"The staff has been involved in a state sponsored process known as 8 Step, which has shown some exciting promise for instructional program improvement," Tucker said.

Despite the fact that Forest Park Elementary (FPE) made AYP two years ago and had some of the highest grade level percentages in the district, the school missed AYP by 2 out of 15 categories this year.

FPE received an overall D letter grade, despite raising their overall pass percentage to 77.9 percent, a 0.9 percent improvement.

Clay City Elementary made AYP, and received an A with a pass performance of 85.9 percent, a 4.9 percent improvement.

Jackson Township Elementary made AYP, and garnered an A with a pass performance of 90.7 percent and a 1.7 percent three-year-average improvement. However, the school's current year improvement is -4.3 percent.

Staunton Elementary made AYP and received an A, with a pass performance of 91.6 percent and a 0.5 percent improvement rate.

Van Buren Elementary made AYP and achieved an A, with a pass performance of 84.4 percent and an 11.3 percent improvement rate.

Meridian Elementary made AYP and received a B, with a pass performance of 80.2 percent. The school's current year improvement rate is -5.7, and the three-year improvement rate is 0.3 percent.

"Receiving a D grade for the school corporation from the department of education made me think, 'the beatings will continue until morale improves,'" Tucker said. "I hope I speak for the school community in saying that CCS provides a very good educational program for the more than 4,300 students."

Tucker added, "These children can achieve at a higher level. We must continue to focus on each and every classroom to determine what can be accomplished to improve the quality of instruction to meet the needs of every student."

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Clay Community Schools (CCS) received an overall D on its report card from the state,

and Teachers are complaining they don't get paid enough. maybe this is why Home school is so popular in this area.

-- Posted by carebuttonbroke on Sun, Sep 18, 2011, at 9:20 PM

In looking at the overall scheme of things and comparing CCSC to other state schools, we are heading in the right direction. carebuttonbroke, perhaps you should look at all the information before ripping into something you do not have much knowledge about. Carmel High School only received a letter grade of C, as did Zionsville. These are 2 highly affluent schools that have nearly unmatched resources. Northview it appears just missed an A because of the number of kids tested. How many kids actually are homeschooled? How many kids go back to public school after being in homeschool are way behind? Don't rip somebody over things that you don't have all the facts about. Good job CCSC and keep the bar moving up!!!!!

-- Posted by Ron Archer on Sun, Sep 18, 2011, at 9:56 PM


How come every time public schools are in trouble, Homeschooling takes a beating?

There are many successful homeschool students that tested higher in their SAT's than public schooled kids, there are also homeschooled kids that tested lower than public schooled kids. There are successful students in public schools and unsuccessful students in public school. So if we use your criteria to judge public schools, they are a failure too.

The thing is: proving weakness in the other's armor does not make yours stronger. I am for children doing the best they can wherever they are. So if you are in the public school system, work on improving the problem areas. If you are in a homeschool, work on improving those problem areas.

The truth is: while adults defend their fragile egos by pointing the finger of blame at others instead of putting pride aside and fixing what they can fix, our kids are the one who lose.

This also goes for parents who justify their kids' behavior problems instead of dealing with them - the kids and teachers are the ones who lose. The finger pointing HAS TO STOP and we need to get real and get busy.

-- Posted by localgal on Sun, Sep 18, 2011, at 11:44 PM

I am not sure in my posting, where I was "beating" on homeschool. I was simply asking a question about how many kids were in homeschool in Clay County. I believe that it is generally accepted that they are higher functioning kids in both public and homeschool kids. I believe that it is generally accepted that they are lower functioning kids in both public and homeschool kids. I am in agreement with "localgal" that kids lose out in the long run if we are do not take a vested interest in fixing the problems that we do have. While homeschooling may be the choice of some people, where do the children develop their social skills, communication skills, problem solving skills, and generally being around peers. Do they lose in the long run in those regards. It seems that with Ms. Tucker and Dr. Rayle leading this corporation, that we are finally seeing a positive direction for the children of this community. My children have long since graduated, but my grandchildren are heading for a great learning experience when they get into the school system.

-- Posted by Ron Archer on Mon, Sep 19, 2011, at 1:28 AM

Being a parent of 2 children at Northview I feel like I am VERY informed in making a comment here! No child left behind "Is a joke". The D rating is very appropriate. No side stepping is needed. CCSC needs alot of work and it effects the children.... Maybe if a child is failing a subject and noone bothers to inform parents of a problem, that is a big problem that needs fixed instead of ignoring it. There are so many problems that I can't name them all. At least with homeschooling a parent knows how a child is doing.

-- Posted by purehonesty on Mon, Sep 19, 2011, at 6:31 AM

Dan Conley, maybe you should look more into the facts, I have did my homework and still do. I think the state was being Kind when they gave a D" I feel, if your not in sports or band you are felt behind. this is from smeone whom has/and had kids in school.

Northview it appears just missed an A because of the number of kids tested. Did you really type this? We got a D ! if I was a betting person, I'd bet it was closer to an F...........

Is it the students or our Teaching? I pick TEACHING!

-- Posted by carebuttonbroke on Mon, Sep 19, 2011, at 8:12 AM


Why don't you spend some time in a classroom and see how difficult the state and parents make it for teachers and students to succeed. (Maybe your grammar will improve also.)

-- Posted by teacherswife on Mon, Sep 19, 2011, at 8:31 AM

teacherswife, I have and still spend time in the class room. I went to Brazil school and I have 2 masters , it's not about my grammer it's about the D grade.

I know, lets blame everything on everybody else. Teachers need to Start teaching. It's funny to me, it's Never the teacher, blame it on the State, parents,students, weather, but never the teacher. GIVE US A BREAK!

-- Posted by carebuttonbroke on Mon, Sep 19, 2011, at 9:27 AM


What about socialization? This is the ultimate assault on homeschooling. It also, again, is a point that can NOT be generalized. This question however is NEVER asked about public school. I always wonder why. How many kids are ostracized to the point of suicide? How many kids are bullied so badly that they bear the scars the rest of their lives? How much peer pressure pushes kids into promiscuous sex, drugs and alcohol? How many kids are basically forced into homeschooling because of either the poor education opportunities in the public school or because of the "socialization" issues I just listed? What is the teen pregnancy rate at Northview? What is the drop out rate? BUT these are never seen as socialization problems in public schools.

So here I again say there are MANY Homeschooled kids who do many things with their peers and are well adjusted. The myth that if you homeschool you never leave your house is ludicrous. I am sure however you will find bad examples also. JUST like public schools. I am 100% confident there are many kids at Northview who are well balanced and doing well academically. There are also kids who are in crisis and are failing. You can't generalize!

You say you are not attacking homeschooling, but it sure seems like you are. You are basically saying, sure they are smart but socially retarded. Like that problem only exists in the homeschooling arena and not the public school arena. I assure you there are good and bad homeschools and good and bad public schools.

Here is the rub. Each problem has to be addressed individually. You will never have a one size fits all solution. Parents have to get involved and insist that a solid education has to happen. Teachers need to be accountable for their performance. Those who are not doing their jobs need to be fired, those who are need to be commended and rewarded. I do agree "no child left behind" is messed up. The federal government needs to be out of the schools and the local government who understands its own issues needs to be more in control. But failure can't be acceptable.

I see youth all the time uptown who are lost. I hear the complaint teens have nothing to do. But that is a lie, they do have something to do and that is to obtain a education so they have a future. We have become an overindulgent and lazy nation, and our kids have no future because of it. They give up, they live for the party and they waste away. EVERY kid is important, EVERY kid needs saved and whatever works to achieve that needs to be saluted not torn down. Our sacred cows are not working anymore and we need to start over wherever something is just not working to give our kids a future. If you have not watched the documentary "Waiting for Superman", I suggest that you do. It is very enlightening and inspiring.

-- Posted by localgal on Mon, Sep 19, 2011, at 10:48 AM


-- Posted by Emmes on Mon, Sep 19, 2011, at 12:00 PM

publik skool workd 4 me...

-- Posted by no1special on Mon, Sep 19, 2011, at 2:40 PM

"Waiting for Superman" is an excellent documentary! Localgal is correct not just in one but every instance she addresses. There isn't an educational "utopia" and the closest we can get to it is where parent's and teacher's work cohesively with the same goal. Educate our children to make them top competitor's in our current and future job markets!

So many parent's spend hours complaining and whining about how the educational system is messed up, but only a scant percentage even show up for a Parent/Teacher conference. They don't keep steady phone numbers, addresses, email addresses, etc. so that teacher's can reach them to make them aware of needs that are necessary for their student to succeed. For as many active and aware parents ,we have an equal amount of parents who treat the schools as merely higher aged daycare centers so that they can go about their selfish existences for those few short hours a day.

There is no perfect system, but there can be as close to perfect as possible but it requires equal dedication and hard work for all involved. I have positive feelings about homeschooling and public education as well as downsides to them both, however, one must just glance at the statistics to see where the real advantages are.

Great post Localgal and hooray for you!

-- Posted by karenmeister on Mon, Sep 19, 2011, at 2:56 PM

All the tax dollars we spend on the school system here in clay co. and we get a big whopping "D".Not sure about anyone else but I believe its a shame.I won't place blame but it certainly looks like our current system isn't working very well.I do worry for my grandchildren

-- Posted by clycogrl on Mon, Sep 19, 2011, at 6:36 PM

Bottom line is facts are facts. The grade is a D for the corporation.

What do teachers tell students when the students make Ds? The student has an excuse and the teacher says the student needs to work harder. That is where the Clay Community School system stands today. Drop the excuses. Stop blaming other forces and improve your grade. If that is what teachers tell kids, than that is what needs to be done now that the shoe is on the other foot.

No excuses. Work harder and smarter. Get your grade up. End of story.

-- Posted by patriotgames on Mon, Sep 19, 2011, at 10:40 PM

"I am very disappointed that the state must combine AYP, a component of the federal legislation, NCLB with PL 221 to determine the letter grade designations," Tucker said. "It prevented Northview from receiving an A with a pass percentage rate of 84.9 percent and 11.9 percent improvement."--carebuttonbroke---Regardless of Northview's successful improvement and high test results, the secondary school was capped at a C because there was not 95 percent participation. You just have to read the article.

"If I were one of these children's parents, I'd rather see my child attending a school with a 97.2 percent test pass rate and a letter grade of C, than a 60 percent pass rate earning an A," Rayle explained. "Parents don't see it that way though. They just look at the letter and make a judgment call based on the grade." This is the perfect explanation as to why so many people are battering the letter grade of the corporation.

Can anyone of you explain what AYP is? It is something that this corporation has made 3 years straight. Can anyone of you explain what PL221 and NCLB are? Understanding everyting that goes into determining the letter grade is critical before casting stones. It appears that CCSC is moving quickly up in the areas that are important. Look at the A's of the various schools, and some of the other grades. I think that we all want the same thing for the students, we just cannot get everyone to understand how everything works.

-- Posted by Ron Archer on Mon, Sep 19, 2011, at 11:06 PM

Dan Conley, for your comment " You just have to read the article. I think that is what we all have done, but thank you for your Wise comment."

maybe we should top making excuses and start

"Receiving a D grade for the school corporation from the department of education made me think, 'the beatings will continue until morale improves,'" Tucker said. "I hope I speak for the school community in saying that CCS provides a very good educational program for the more than 4,300 students."

I know do more testing ,send more homework ,year around school, get people out whom think they are above evertone and place ones in to do the job, just an idea.we aren't failing the school, we a failing the students.

-- Posted by carebuttonbroke on Tue, Sep 20, 2011, at 5:30 AM

When you compare Northview to Carmel High School it's like comparing two apples in a 3 pound bag of apples. But if you compare Indiana schools to those of the world [including Indiana and China] Carmel comes out near the bottom. That's like those same two apples in a 300 acre apple orchard. What does that say about Indiana schools in general as well as US schools? Don't keep comparing Northview to Carmel as that isn't a high enough goal to try to attain.

Also cannot apply the home schoolers who do well due to the efforts of their individual parents. There will always be students who will do well in a poor learning environment due to personal commitment. All those "not tested" have to be included as they should have participated. That is the job of the people who taxpayers pay. Must also look to our legislators however as the home school system in Indiana is broken. A good number of homeschooled students are not required to be tested nor adhere to state standards via being tested each semester or even each year as in other states. Until this is mandated, those students who are really not being taught, are only truant with the ignorant approval of their parents and or guardians while the rest of us selfishly wear blinders as they are not related to our own.

I volunteered in the school for several years. Most of the teachers are doing a good job but the administration right on up to state level is not making sure that the ball isn't dropped too many times. Each time this happens a student is loosing opportunities and will have some level of handicap in the work place of the future if he, a parent, or other mentor or advocate doesn't augment their educational experience to make up for the deficit.

Have a good day.

-- Posted by Jenny Moore on Tue, Sep 20, 2011, at 9:02 AM

When it comes to the facts and logic of the state when figuring out a letter grade I am skeptical that much of it is political(the formula is a bureaucratic quagmire). When I see quantifiable facts like our drop out rates are greatly improved and our tests scores are going up I can see tangible evidence that improvements are happening. I think the schools are improving for the most part when you look at the data.

To all you naysayers; be part of the solution instead of perpetuating the problem. Blame for society's problems is shared and not the fault of teachers and schools exclusively.

-- Posted by Mrs. Positive on Tue, Sep 20, 2011, at 11:55 AM

There is plenty of blame to go around. I have said for a long time, when the students started driving nicer cars than the teachers, the teachers lost a lot of credibility. Some students treat teachers with contempt and disrespect and likewise for teachers. I have witnessed many parents who could not pass elementary school today trying to help their children with their homework. Some of my homework was beyond the ability of my parents after my third grade year.

Information and technology have changed at such a rapid rate, it has been hard to keep up. It took an unkown amount of time to go from walking to the stage coach. It took about 100 years to go from the train to the moon. I never once received the grade of a "D". The only thing good about a "D" is that it isn't failing. A "D" is the minimal level of success. To say anyting about that grade as acceptable sends a mixed message to young people and the grades we hope they achieve. This story sound like a Sophomore trying to explain his Spanish grade.

-- Posted by sickhorse on Tue, Sep 20, 2011, at 11:56 AM

After reading these comments I am so glad that only work here not live here anymore. The school that my child attends has recived an A rating and is a well deserved rating.

-- Posted by benna30 on Tue, Sep 20, 2011, at 12:50 PM

It is amazing to see all the excuses above to give the corporation a pass because we got a D.

Kids do this too. A student will claim they got a D because the teacher didn't like them or the teacher put too much emphasis on this or that. I think the corporation knows at the start of each year what they will be graded on for the year. The AYP category can't be a surprise. Yes teaching is harder than it used to be but that is not an excuse for not achieving the very things we encourage our students to achieve.

-- Posted by seventyx7 on Tue, Sep 20, 2011, at 3:09 PM

Go to PUBLIC LAW 221 and see for your self. A 0.2


-- Posted by wolfpass on Tue, Sep 20, 2011, at 4:19 PM

So if one of my kids came home with a "D" on a report card it's ok, the "D" is misleading? So it's not that they are not trying it's the way the teacher is doing the grading

-- Posted by FootballDad on Tue, Sep 20, 2011, at 5:08 PM

You cannot argue with people you have to educate. Education comes down to this simple premise. Teachers will teach students, students have to have been taught at home the importance of education, parents have to work with the schools cooperatively. It takes a village to raise a child. In regards to Northview, it sounds like if the kids are not ready to take the tests the state mandates, then they are not testing them to ensure that the students pass the tests when they are ready. This sounds extremely logical to me. You wouldn't want your doctor to perform your surgery if he/she are only a first year medical student. You would want them to be ready to do a great job.

-- Posted by Ron Archer on Wed, Sep 21, 2011, at 3:06 AM

Dan you make very good points. I do fear however that the tests are part of the problem. Teachers are so handcuffed by these tests. I think in principle the tests were a good idea, but in practice it's problematic. There has to be tests to mark progress, but I believe there are too many.

Children are all different, they have different needs and levels of capability. We are spending so much time trying to get kids these tests that they are missing the basics. I believe it is totally wrong that kids have to pass a test to graduate. If you pass your classes, you deserve a diploma. Not all kids are college bound, but they should have be able to read and do basic math. Even those who are college bound are often lacking basic skills because they really don't have a grasp on what they are doing. They were primarily taught to pass the test, not really know what they were doing.

Parents, teachers and civic leaders need to rethink a lot of things, together. I personally want to retain my freedom, not as in a communist state like China where the government decides where my children will go to school and what career they will do. Those who think that is the answer really have forgotten what freedom is about. It is my guess that if they really experienced it they wouldn't like it.

-- Posted by localgal on Wed, Sep 21, 2011, at 6:49 AM

Mrs Positive:

You cannot look at drop out rates alone. We need a way in which to measure the success of the student several years AFTER they leave our schools. How many of our graduates will be in well paying jobs and be contributing members of society in 4-5 years? Just graduating isn't enough. Like homeschooling, one can actually teach or one can adjust how they interpret the information and make believe they are doing a good job. I believe that a D is a D based upon the criteria that he other schools also are rated by. We all know the students who have done well and we all know the ones who have dropped out and will be on the dole for all their lives. what do we know about those the schools have graduated but have failed to "make it" in society and cannot get a job etc as their skill level is deficient? I fear many more than we will admit to. This is why the school only earned a D. Remember the school like the student aren't given their grade. It's what they earn. the teacher only assigns them.

We have good teachers in this corporation but we must improve overall and that means ALL teachers have to be doing their jobs and if they aren't that means that the administrators aren't. Seems that there would be vast improvement if administrators invested time into in depth evaluations of the teachers with time spent evaluating classrooms etc. Only with investment of time at all levels [from student and parents on up to school board and superintendent] will this community start to really excel. EVERYONE. Not only those with children, need to invest their time if they want better for this community.

-- Posted by Jenny Moore on Wed, Sep 21, 2011, at 8:56 AM

When did the English language change so that the word "NOONE" can be used instead of "NO ONE"???

Thank you in advance.

-- Posted by Matt Dillion on Wed, Sep 21, 2011, at 10:51 PM


It seems clear that you are against homeschooling. You tend to say they are all bad, or if the student does well it's a miracle. You also seem to assume homeschoolers do not use any standardized testing to check achievement, and I assure you that this is not true. I will not argue that you can find a bad example in anything, public, private or homeschool. But your narrow view of acceptable solutions ends up dismissing other viable methods. Frankly, I have trouble matching up this dismissive tendency with the fact that student achievement is important to you. There are many reasons that homeschooling is a good solution for many kids - just as there are many students for whom public or private schooling is the best solution. What works, works - and it needs to be commended, whether in the private, pubic or homeschool arena.

One issue I have always had is that public school systems will often mark dropouts as homeschooling students to make their stats look better. That simply isn't ethical for the schools, and it isn't fair to homeschooling.

Obviously, I am a homeschool parent, and my child is doing very well in college. So yes it's personal to me when you say some of the things you do. I try very hard not to point my finger at one group and say that is the problem, because that simply isn't the truth. The issues are way more complex. It's a educational, social and economical problem.

I am a product of the Clay Community School system. I recall three or four high school teachers who actually encouraged me and pushed me to learn and grow, even when most others had already passed me over because I was not "college bound" (which, by the way, was a decision that was made in a short meeting in Jr. High with a guidance counselor - without the input of my parents, I believe). I'm glad that practice is over, but I think the overcorrection of that problem has caused more problems. I do believe that there are some great teachers in our public schools. But kids who cannot master enough math now know that they cannot pass the test to get a diploma, so they drop out. Without a diploma, they are crippled in the job market. My opinion is that it is bad policy that has hurt these students.

I do agree with you that everyone has a vested interest in this. I also believe that all levels of jobs have honor, and we need to meet each child as an individual and help them achieve the best that they are capable to achieve. The government has its part to play, but it can't fix the biggest issues. That has to happen in the homes and schools (whatever form they take) in this nation. Until we as citizens stop trying to destroy each other, blame everyone else, and be blinded by our political and social biases, we will get nowhere.

-- Posted by localgal on Wed, Sep 21, 2011, at 11:47 PM

Local gal:

I am not against homeschooling at all. I am against allowing homeschooling with no failsafes in place that prevent a parent or guardian from just opting to remove their child from school because they disagree with a teacher or feel that the school is not a perfect fit for their child.

we need rules in place not for those who really teach their children at home but for those who remove their child and don't really teach them.

there are both benefits and deficits of both homeschooling and classroom schooling.

We must just do all we can to make sure the students get the best possible education available either way and that none fall through the cracks. I fear that far too many do on both fronts...even when they get that diploma some times. ultimately it's a parent's responsibility to make sure their child is educated properly but again not all parents are willing or able to take this on to make sure they do. That is why we need to make sure that what we are paying legislators and educators to do gets accomplished. The superintendent arguing that that D really wasn't a D is sort of a farce just as much as a student's argueing that the D they earned wasn't really a D either. We still have a few courses at Northview where you'd have to not show up over to over half the classes to get a D as they are courses in name only to keep the athlete enrolled. My daughter mistakenly got into one of those classes several years ago and it was a total waste of time. She got an A but the teacher covered less than a third of the required material. Not getting that type of thing corrected is what earned the corporation a D.

Have a good evening.

-- Posted by Jenny Moore on Thu, Sep 22, 2011, at 11:21 AM

Just another good reason for vouchers!

-- Posted by clycogrl on Thu, Sep 22, 2011, at 11:29 AM

I'm really sad to see this score. I recently moved and have two young children and this was a relief to me. I think a lot of it is due to the parents. I spend every night after dinner helping my daughter with studying and she is in first grade. The tools are there it's not just about the teachers...teachers need the parents to keep the kids interested as well. I wish nothing but the best to ccsc and hope that this can get turned around.

-- Posted by Christascott06 on Wed, Sep 28, 2011, at 11:21 PM

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