Clinton Elementary Overcoming Challenges

Fighting the challenges presented by historically underperforming demographics, Clinton Elementary School in Lancaster, South Carolina, was not able to meet Adequate Yearly Progress in 2007 and 2008. Galvanized, the administration and teachers set out to make a change. Among other Herculean efforts on the part of school administrators, teachers, and families, 100 Book Challenge was implemented as a foundation for improvement of learning skills. Today Clinton Elementary has seen massive improvements in PASS and MAP scores, and regular ed students have outperformed both district and state averages on English and math tests. The school has become a model of success, and its story has been heralded recently in such places as Principal magazine.

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