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Nettle Creek School nearly breaks achievement record

Published: Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014 5:30 a.m. CDT

MORRIS – The 2012-13 school year was a banner academic year for students at Nettle Creek School.

Had the Illinois State Board of Education not changed the scores for passing, 100 percent of the students who took the ISAT test would have passed for the first time in the school’s history, according to a news release from Nettle Creek School.

The scores were recently released to schools.

As a result of the change, three students missed the mark in reading and seven students missed the mark in math. A 10-year review of test scores shows that students at Nettle Creek have always done extremely well, but the school has always been just shy of the 100 percent mark.

“Low class sizes, supportive families and a highly dedicated group of classroom teachers have made Nettle Creek a very special place for children to learn and grow,” said Superintendent Dr. Donald McKinney.

Not willing to rest on their laurels, the administration and staff developed a comprehensive school improvement plan geared at taking students to even higher heights of success.

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