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State honors SEB with Bronze Award
W SEBHS Bronze Award
Some members of the staff at Southeast Bulloch High School are shown. - photo by Special
      Southeast Bulloch High School recently received a Bronze Award from Kathy Cox, the state superintendent of schools and the Governor's Office of Student Achievement for being one of 217 K-12 schools with the highest performance of students meeting and exceeding standards for the 2008 -2009 school year.
      Of the 217 schools, SEB was one of 80 high schools recognized in this category as part of the state's Single Statewide Accountability System, which awards schools based on their students' performances on state curriculum exams and the school's Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) status.
      "Congratulations to the principals, teachers, parents and students at these schools," Cox said. "Even in difficult economic times the schools we awarded continue to have a no-excuses attitude and are more focused than ever on the goal of providing a world-class education to every student."
      The awards were announced Jan. 7 as part of the release of the state's 2008-2009 K-12 Public Schools Scoreboard and Report Card. The school received a congratulatory letter from the state and a banner for their school.
      The awards were on four levels: platinum, gold, silver and bronze and the schools had to meet the following criteria: (1) remain above the "needs improvement status" for AYP; (2) demonstrate that at least 20 percent of students exceed standards in all test areas as measured by state assessments; and (3) demonstrate that at least 95 percent of students meet or exceed standards as measured by state assessments.
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