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Students fight to save school with scores

4 years ago April 06, 2011 Apr 6, 2011 Wednesday, April 06 2011 Wednesday, April 06, 2011 4:45:59 PM CDT in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Rob Krieger

BATON ROUGE- After receiving an unsatisfactory score last year, teachers and administrators at Mayfair Middle School were determined to improve their LEAP results this year with the help of a little hard work.

Teachers used new tools and programs like a 'power hour' and after school tutoring to help students lacking in certain areas.

"We know exactly where every student is on every item and then we take that and say where are they low, where can we bring them up," said Mayfair math teacher Lori Broussard.

Administrators claim the new efforts are working wonders and have already seen an upgrade across the board.

"We have seen improvements in our students our 6th and 7th graders scored remarkably well on our bench mark assessments and our 8th graders improved in all areas as well," said Principal Shonel Leduff.

If the students fail to raise the score of the school, teachers and the Principal could face possible pink slips, but educators are hopeful their efforts won't go unrewarded.

In the meantime, school faculty are preparing for a world class pep rally to encourage students as they head into the LEAP test.

"They're really excited with this upcoming LEAP testing and this Friday we want to promote that with them, and say the whole faculty and staff are in your corner, you're gonna do very, very well," said Leduff.

The pep rally will be held this Friday and will feature several surprises for the students.

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