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Local school system officials are extremely pleased with results of the 2012-2013 state Report Card, released by the Tennessee Department of Education on Wednesday and available on its website.

The annual report card is a comprehensive showcase of state, district and school-level data for each school year. On the Tennessee state report card each system and each school receives a grade in four course subject areas in the categories of achievement and value-added.

In achievement, the Lebanon Special School District received A’s in both Science and Social studies – as did Wilson County Schools. LSSD scored two B’s in Math and Reading Language Arts. Wilson County Schools scored A’s in those subjects.

LSSD explained that even though their grades matched those on last year’s report card, the percentage of students scoring proficient and advanced increased. LSSD also met all six “achievement” annual measurable objectives as set by the State of Tennessee resulting in a district rating of ACHIEVE.

In Value-Added, LSSD recorded tremendous individual student growth scores, receiving one A and three B’s. The A was in math, while a B was earned in Reading Language Arts, Science and Social Studies.

“We are very proud of our teachers and our students. Each teacher’s dedication to ensuring student learning in a compassionate, caring atmosphere has provided an effective means to help our children be successful,” LSSD Director Scott Benson said.

LSSD had a 95.9 attendance rate in grades K-8, followed by WCS with a rate of 95.8 in comparable grades. Wilson County grades 9-12 had a 94 percent attendance rate.

County school officials were in a meeting on Thursday and were not available to comment by press time.

Staff Writer Sabrina Garrett may be contacted at sgarrett@wilsonpost.com.

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