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RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING WEST JASPER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, JASPER CITY SCHOOL SYSTEM, RECIPIENT OF THE EDUCATION TRUST DISPELLING THE MYTH AWARD

WHEREAS, The Education Trust is an independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan group working to raise achievement for poor and minority students; and
 
WHEREAS, The Education Trust Dispelling the Myth Award recognizes schools nationwide that show steady improvement and close the achievement gap; and
 
WHEREAS, The Education Trust looked at three years of school assessment statistics to determine award recipients; and
 
WHEREAS, West Jasper Elementary School has a student population of 305 with 49 percent being African American and 86 percent being low income; and
 
WHEREAS, West Jasper Elementary School outperformed the state average in fourth grade reading and math in 2004 with 97 percent of students proving proficient or above on the Alabama Reading and Math Test; and
 
WHEREAS, West Jasper Elementary School has been an Alabama Reading Initiative site for the last six years by building a foundation on reading; and
 
WHEREAS, West Jasper Elementary School was one of only five schools in the nation recognized for the Dispelling the Myth Award:
 
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Alabama State Board of Education does hereby recognize West Jasper Elementary School for receiving the prestigious Dispelling the Myth Award recognizing the school’s quest for ensuring all students regardless of ethnicity or economic background can succeed academically.