Students in the Jackson County and City of Jefferson school systems did significantly better than the overall state averages on the mandated CRCT tests this year. Elementary and middle school students also showed moderate improvements from their peers tested last year as well.
Both school systems had low failure rates on the test compared to their peers around the state in the key 3rd, 5th and 8th grades.
In particular, local students did much better in Math and science than the state averages in all three grades. Those subjects tend to have the highest failure rates in the state.
System results were released by the state last week. Individual school results will be released later in the summer.