Navajo-Hopi Nations,Flagstaff & Winslow News
Sun, May 31

Hopi Jr./Sr. High makes Adequate Yearly Progress for 2006/2007

POLACCA-Hopi Jr/Sr High School made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) for the 2006-2007 school year.

Since Hopi High School is a federal school, it is up to the U.S. Office of Indian Education Programs (OIEP) to determine whether the school made AYP. OIEP informed Hopi Jr/Sr High School Oct. 9 that it made AYP.

AYP is the standard by which federal schools are evaluated. Hopi Jr/Sr High School made AYP by achieving an 88 percent graduation rate, testing 98 percent of its students in reading, writing and math; and its students passing the required percentage in reading, writing and math.

Hopi High Principal Glenn Gilman praised the excellent educational staff for leading the school to making AYP.

"We are fortunate to have an excellent teaching staff in the classroom that teaches the subject matter that the students need in order to have the school obtain AYP," he said.

Gilman said teachers, support staff, students and parents all played a role in the school reaching AYP.

"All of Hopi should take a great deal of pride in reaching this accomplishment," he said. "This comes through hard work, determination and commitment to sound educational values."

Gilman noted that the Hopi Jr/Sr High students did well in testing for the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) test. The required percentage for reading was 48.6 percent and the students at Hopi Jr/Sr High School posted a 56 percent.

For math, the percentage requirement is 40 percent and Hopi Jr/Sr High School students made 44 percent.

AYP requires a 71 percent graduation rate and Hopi High far surpassed that with 88 percent.

Gilman credits students for taking the responsibility to come to school, learning what the teachers taught and giving their best effort by testing high on standardized tests such as AIMS.

Gilman said the school receives national and state recognition for obtaining AYP and reaching the No Child Left Behind Act goals.

"It isn't easy making AYP," he said.

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