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Santa Fe schools improve overall grade to 'C' mark

Santa Fe schools improve overall grade to 'C' mark

David Lynch
November 26, 2017 03:17 PM

SANTA FE, N.M. – This year’s overall grade for the Santa Fe Public Schools district improved from a D to a C, according to the Santa Fe New Mexican, and although there’s still room to grow, SFPS officials are happy that things are on the right track.

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Superintendent Veronica García told the New Mexican she is proud of the district and community for prioritizing its students.

“We are building momentum and I believe that we will see continuous improvement,” she is quoted as saying in the report. “We will continue our efforts to strive for excellence.”

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The state’s Public Education Department is the entity that grades school districts in New Mexico. Officials look at graduation rates, parental surveys and teacher credentials, among other factors, to determine a district’s efficiency, measured in a final grade.

Each of the school’s six biggest districts – including Albuquerque Public Schools – received “C” grades. According to the New Mexican, SFPS received high marks when it comes to parental surveys. The district also saw its graduation rate rise about four percentage points to 71 percent this year.

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