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Neosho elementary school honored for its academic progress

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The hard work of students in one local elementary school has paid off.

After three years of research on academic progress the Neosho, Missouri school has been awarded an honor that only 11 schools in the state receive.

A group of signs hanging above the hallway explains Benton Elementary's philosophy of learning.

"It's all centered around student learning," says Assistant Superintendent Glenda Condict.  "The building as a whole has a vision for learning."

It's vision has earned it recognition.  The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, recently awarded the school the Missouri Professional Learning Communities Exemplary School Award for their three year growth on the Missouri Assessment Test and it's Exemplary School status.

Over the past three years the school has developed their own criteria for standards of learning.

"It's based on four corollary questions," says Condict.  "What do we expect students to learn? What do we do if they don't learn it? What do we do if they do learn it? And what do we do if we exceed learning?"

One of those ways to determine the learning process for students at Benton is a data wall hanging in the hallway that helps teachers and students find problem areas in their studies.

"They work together in collaboration," says Benton Elementary School Principal Jody Wagner.  "They collaborate as a grade level, and also across grade levels to figure out the best strategy we can use to get these students on track."

"It's a state expectation but it's also a district expectation and a building expectation to meet the deep criteria of student growth," says Condict.

The hope of the Benton Elementary School is to continue their academic progression and receive the award in years to come.

The Benton Elementary School houses grades kindergarten through fourth, with about 500 students currently attending.

Officials with the school thank the students and staff for their successful progress in the last three years.

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