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State Lifts Rutland's 'Priority' Status

Bibb County school officials say they've made improvements at Rutland High School and that the state department of education agrees.

The district held a news conference today to announce that the state has lifted Rutland out of its "priority" category.

That's the category for the state's lowest-performing schools, based on test scores and other factors.

Tuesday morning Principal Jerri Hall credited hard work by both staff and students to pull Rutland up.

"This accomplishment is the result of the staff and students' hard work, dedication, determination and perseverance over the past three years," she said, according to a news release. "Rutland High made it a priority that we would not be a priority school."

One resource the school provided to students was summer school and classes on Saturdays. During freshman year, Harley Knight, failed her math course. This past summer she took advantage of math class.

"They told me I could come to summer school if I chose to gain the credit and I did," said Knight.


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