CCETA celebrating “everyday efforts”

The faculty and staff at Cross County Elementary have reason to celebrate. Last week, US News and World Report published their first-ever rankings of public elementary schools, ranking Cross County Elementary Technology Academy as the #1 charter school in the state of Arkansas. Principal Jessica Stacy stated that her teachers worked tirelessly during the school year, and “it is always nice to see that effort celebrated by others who don’t see those everyday efforts.” 

Although the teachers and students faced the uncertainties of learning during a pandemic,  72% of students scored at or above the proficient level for math, and 62% scored at or above that level for reading. Stacy was “not surprised in the least” and feels that this is “a testament to all of the hard work of our staff for the kids.” 

This is not the first time that Cross County Elementary has received recognition. The school received an A letter grade from the Arkansas Department of Education for the 2018 and 2019 school years, with an ESSA Index score that exceeded the state average for the 2021 school year. Dana Deason, TAP Master teacher, added that this was a group effort, stating that she is “proud of the hard work of our faculty, staff, and kids to achieve this.”

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