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NHS Makes AYP for First Time

Neshaminy High School made adequate yearly progress for the first time in 2012.

Preliminary Analysis of Neshaminy School District's PSSA data indicates that Neshaminy High School made adequate yearly progress (AYP) for the first time ever. If NHS can achieve AYP again in 2013, the school will no longer be under corrective action status.

"The board extends its heartfelt appreciation to NHS principal Rob McGee, his entire staff, and of course our students, for this significant achievement," Neshaminy School Board President Ritchie Webb said.

During a presentation in an October 2011 school board meeting, it was revealed that

Last school year, the school board adopted a measure that would require 11th graders achieve PSSA proficiency as part of their graduation requirements.

"While not everyone in our district believed this mandate was a good idea, it certainly appears to have had an immediate, positive effect. I hope this new policy will continue to reinforce the importance of what the staff is teaching our children in the classroom," Webb stated.

More analysis will be done regarding the district's PSSA data. The school board will provide a more thorough report of all our schools' performance early in the upcoming school year, Webb said. 

former teacher July 27, 2012 at 03:09 PM
Yes, Barbara. Making AYP is better than NOT making AYP.
Capt. Obvious July 27, 2012 at 05:30 PM
...the high school had not made AYP in 7 consecutive years, yet the teachers all deserve more money and benefits...
T J. Brotherton July 27, 2012 at 06:36 PM
Who today works for free. Have you gotten a raise in for years Tom
former teacher July 27, 2012 at 11:33 PM
Thomas, your post makes no sense to me. Please elaborate.
feasterville resident July 28, 2012 at 06:02 PM
A step in the right direction. Hopefully, this will continue. No child left behind does create an incentive, doesn't it?

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