McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. -- Two Fulton County school districts made such strong improvements on their standardized test scores that they received recognition from Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell in August.
Southern Fulton and Central Fulton school districts sent students and staff members to the state capitol, where they stood behind Rendell and comedian/actor Bill Cosby during a press conference. Southern Fulton ranked third and Central Fulton ranked 15th for the progress they made between 2002 and 2009.
"We've made some big jumps in data in the past few years. ... We feel we haven't hit our top scores yet," said Dwayne Northcraft, Central Fulton's director of education.
Not only did all three Fulton County school districts (Central Fulton, Southern Fulton and Forbes Road) meet Adequate Yearly Progress for 2009, every school within those districts met every target measured by the state.