WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Elementary schools in the Waynesboro Area School District are meeting or exceeding federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) standards in reading and math, according to a student achievement report released by the school district.
The report, presented to the Waynesboro Area School Board on Tuesday, comes two months after the state placed the district on a warning list for failure to meet adequate yearly progress standards at the high school and middle school.
In a presentation Tuesday evening, Sherian Diller, Mowrey Elementary School principal and director of elementary education in the district, said students in kindergarten through sixth grade have in almost every instance exceeded the NCLB adequate yearly progress standards for the 2005-06 school year.
"We are closer to the standards for 2011 and 2012," Diller said, explaining that the standards increase each year.
While overall, elementary students in the district met or exceeded NCLB standards last year, students in the special education and economically disadvantaged subgroups failed to meet federal reading standards, according to the report.