STATE GIVES BROOKINGS-HARBOR SCHOOLS GLOWING GRADES
January 24, 2002 11:00 pm

The Brookings-Harbor School District received high grades on the Oregon Department of Educations annual district report card released this week.

The grades are assessed from data collected during the 2000-2001 school year and are broken down into different categories such as overall rating, student performance, student behavior and school character.

The school district received high overall ratings, with Azalea Middle School, Kalmiopsis Elementary School and Upper Chetco School awarded a strong rating.

Brookings-Harbor High School received a satisfactory rating in the overall category.

Kalmiopsis led the district with a strong student performance rating, while the other three schools were listed as satisfactory.

Azalea and Upper Chetco excelled in the student behavior category with an exceptional rating, while the high school and Kalmiopsis received a satisfactory mark.

All four schools rated exceptional in the school character category.

Each school showed improvement over last years ratings in almost every category.

In a news release, District Superintendent Paul Prevenas said, These overall results represent solid evidence of the hard work and dedication of our faculty and staff in providing an outstanding educational program for our students at each and every grade level.

Brookings-Harbor is fortunate to have such a dedicated team of educational professionals working with the young people of our community.

In all, 1,217 public schools in the state received report cards. Of those, 1,112 received ratings. The rest were too new or too small to be rated.

Almost all of the 1,112 schools earned satisfactory or better marks. For the first time, no schools were rated unacceptable and only 14 were rated low.