While no high school or middle school met the desired target, 12 elementary schools
have scores over 800 - that's two more than in 2003.
Through its Elementary School
division, the company sells school supplies and other products specifically targeted for use by children in the first through sixth grade to elementary schools
, teachers and parent or community organizations to be resold as a fund raising device for the benefit of a particular school.
At the same time, 58 percent of elementary schools
, 75 percent of middle schools, 68 percent of high schools and 62 percent of all schools had increased schoolwide APIs.
Deputy superintendent Maria Ott said she hopes Plainview's success becomes a prototype for other LAUSD elementary schools
But, in years past, the district had music teachers in its elementary schools
, and it had to cut those positions.
Nasdaq:ETYS), the leading Internet retailer of children's products, and TV talk show host Rosie O'Donnell today announced the launch of a children's literacy initiative that will help support elementary school
libraries across the nation.
Overall, eight elementary schools
and four secondary schools are eligible for awards.
The Teach the Children program provides elementary school
students in communities across the country with book bags filled with school supplies.
Statewide, elementary schools
averaged 729 points, middle schools 685 and high schools 668.
Modernization work is under way at Mojave High School, Joshua Middle School and Red Rock, Mojave and Ulrich Elementary schools
, each more than 25 years old.
The district now has two elementary schools
, one middle school and 1,955 students.
Twenty public elementary schools
from across the Commonwealth were nominated last fall by a panel of school administrators and Pennsylvania Department of Education representatives.