On behalf of staff members at Junction City Elementary School (JCES), I want to briefly note what we are doing to help students in our efforts to comply with No Child Left Behind. Although The Advocate-Messenger listed JCES as a school not making Annual Yearly Progress (AYP) this year, we did successfully meet eight of the nine goals necessary to meet AYP.
We are making progress and anticipate being able to meet our goals. Over time, the many changes that have already been implemented should result in students reaching proficiency.
JCES has begun its fourth year of a standards-based literacy initiative. The positive results from the initiative over the past three years can be seen in student work. Expectations for each grade have increased, and the quality of student work has improved.