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High school students’ scores are top in region

Posted on Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 5:00 am

Louisa County High School students outperformed students region-wide in both English and math after last year’s Standards of Learning tests, and tied for the top in history and science.

Tom Smith, the schools’ director of secondary education, shared the information with school board members at the Oct. 10 meeting and presented a chart showing how schools in the area stack up based on the final testing results.

Ninety-eight percent of LCHS students passed the English SOL test compared to 97 percent in Western Albemarle. In math, 89 percent of Louisa’s students in grades nine through 12 passed compared to 85 percent in Goochland.

In history, Louisa tied with Goochland at 91 percent for the top ranking, and tied at 92 percent with Western Albemarle when it came to percent of students passing.

“I’m grinning from ear to ear from the results,” Greg Strickland, school board chair, said after hearing the news. “It’s really the journey that they started in kindergarten or even preschool.”

To read the entire story, see the Nov. 2 edition of The Central Virginian.