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Nashville schools receive more awards

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Nashville Elementary School received two Beating the Odds awards last week for math and science scores on the 2016 ACT Aspire test administered statewide. Math teachers include Karen Kell, Amy Turner, Janet Copeland, Abby Cortez, Janet Jamison, Tina Baker, Andrea Pinegar, Joy Freel, and Autumn Reeder.

By John R. Schirmer
News-Leader staff

Nashville Elementary School and Nashville Junior High have received Beating the Odds Awards from the Office of Educational Policy at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.

Elementary was recognized with the following awards: Southwest Region Math Beating the Odds, Southwest Region Science Beating the odds.

“I couldn’t be more proud of our students and teachers on these accomplishments. Great job,” Principal Latito Williams said.

Junior high received the following statewide awards: Overall Beating the Odds, ELA Beating the Odds, Math Beating the Odds, Science Beating the Odds.

Principal Deb Tackett said her teachers and students have worked hard and she is “proud of their accomplishments.”

NJHS tied for fifth in the state on overall ACT Aspire achievement.

Beating the Odds awards are based on scores from the Aspire administered statewide during the spring semester of 2016. They recognize schools in high poverty areas which demonstrate high achievement on the state-required test.

Tackett and Williams will discuss the awards at the Nashville School Board’s March 27 meeting.

Earlier, the two schools were recognized for their test scores among all Arkansas districts.

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