Swifton Middle has been recognized by the Office for Education Policy (OEP) at the University of Arkansas as a school that is Beating the Odds, because students demonstrated high growth on the ACT Aspire even though the school serves a high percentage of students who participate in Free and Reduced Lunch! As you may know, the OEP creates an annual report entitled the Outstanding Educational Performance Awards, recognizing schools with high student growth. We think growth is the best indicator of the positive impact that your school is having on students.
In our Beating the Odds report to be released tomorrow, Swifton Middle received the following "Beating the Odds" awards:
Statewide Overall Growth: Middle School Level
Statewide Math Growth: Middle School Level
High Math Growth: Middle Level (Northeast Region)
We would like to thank all of our SMS educators, students, families and community partners for helping us achieve this honor. Your dedication to our students and their overall success is unmatched.