Elko Schools Removed from Watch List

ELKO, Nev. (AP) - Elko school administrators say the northeast Nevada district met federal adequate yearly progress standards this year and has been removed from a watch list, while Elko High School met testing standards and will be on "hold" status next year.

The designations are based on criteria established under the federal No Child Left Behind Act and a state ratings from "exemplary" to "in need of improvement" based upon test scores.

Overall, 21 of the district's 30 schools were rated adequate or better. One Owyhee Elementary was rated as a high achieving school.

Schools listed "in need of improvement" must notify parents of the listing. West Wendover Elementary is in its fifth year of the needs improvement designation, and is the only school in Elko County to face restructuring.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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