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Glenwood Elementary making academic comeback

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For four consecutive years Glenwood Elementary has been in academic emergency, the equivalent of an "F" grade under Ohio's school grading system.

In October, Assistant Superintendent Dr. Romules Durant made a promise to the community, " Hopefully looking at the leadership under Mrs. Spoores and Mr. Brenneman, you will see this school changed under continuous improvement and hopefully, one day be excellent."

According to the Star Assessment Test, which gives the district an idea of how students will fare on state tests, Glenwood Students are making drastic improvements.

Dr. Durant explains. "They were at a performance index of 63.5. Anything below 79 is academic emergency. if you take a look at quarter one, they are at an 82.4, which is continuous improvement. In the second quarter, they are still going up in reading and math at an 83.4."

Dr. Durant says this data shows that Glenwood could be boosted into continous improvement or an effective rating this year.

Principal Jennifer Spoores explains what's different now at the school. "It's possible because all of our teachers are working really hard. We have an extended day. We have Bull Pup Academy where we really focus on student intervention and enrichment time."

Bull Pup Academy takes place during the last 45 mintues of the school day. Schoool leaders also credit Race To The Top, various wrap-around services and a boost in parental involvement.

Students take the Ohio Assessment Tests in April.

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