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BPSD schools earn state recognition

Reported By Kelcey King of the Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise

Several Bartlesville schools were named Monday in the top percent of schools in the state for both test scores and classroom practices.

Five schools in the Bartlesville Public School District — Kane Elementary School, Wayside Elementary School, Wayside Elementary School, Hoover Elementary School, Central Middle School and Madison Middle School — were announced as Great Expectations model schools.

“To become a model school, you have to have someone come and examine your school. When they do, 90 to 100 percent of the teachers (and principals) have to be successfully implementing 100 percent of the classroom practices daily,” said Bartlesville Public School District Superintendent Dr. Gary Quinn.

Quinn said there are 79 model schools in the state of Oklahoma, and seven of those are in the Bartlesville district. BPSD Executive Director of Secondary Instruction Sam Herriman also said that in the state of Oklahoma, there are three secondary schools that have achieved model school status, and two are in Bartlesville.

Other model schools previously recognized in the district include Wilson Elementary School and Jane Phillips Elementary School.

Hoover Elementary School, Wayside Elementary School, Central Middle School, Bartlesville Mid-High School and Bartlesville High School were all named as rewards schools. BPSD Executive Director of Elementary Instruction Dianne Martinez said rewards schools are those schools whose reading, math, science, social studies and writing scores are in the top 10 percent of the state for three years in a row.

“We have an excellent school system,” said Martinez. “We’re high-achieving and it is definitely because of all the teachers.”

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