Columbia Public Schools officials are celebrating the latest report card from the state, saying it shows improvements in student attendance and schools continuing to hit targets in college and career readiness and graduation rates.
“We are encouraged by our continuing performance and improvement in certain areas,” district spokesperson Michelle Baumstark said.
In language arts and mathematics, most Columbia schools appear to be on track for academic achievement, according to the state measures. For English language proficiency, only two of CPS’ 31 schools — Douglass High and Blue Ridge Elementary — got a status rating of “floor,” which indicates underperforming expectations. Four — Benton, Alpha Hart, Blue Ridge and Douglass — were at a “floor” in math.
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