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MCHS wins regional SAT award
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MCHS wins regional SAT award
Wednesday, October 22. 2008
For a school system striving to “get the good news out there,” Madison County just received some of it.
Madison County High School won the regional Governors’ Cup for boasting a 57-point improvement on the SAT in 2008.
“We are happy,” county school superintendent Dr. Mitch McGhee said. “The faculty and staff have really focused on it.”
The school will receive a trophy and $1,000.
The accolade is awarded to the school within each GHSA athletic region that demonstrates the greatest improvement on the SAT annually. Thirty-two regional trophies are presented.
Madison County actually won at the state-wide level earlier this decade, but slipped since then.
“We haven’t done as well as we would like the last few years on that, so we’ve really had a focus of SAT prep programs and the teachers have really worked hard on that,” McGhee said.
Though he said there are other test score areas that need progress, the superintendent believes this award is an indication of improvement.
“It’s good that we’ve really been working on that area … It’s good to see some fruits of that labor coming out now,” McGhee said.
Madison County High School plans to apply the $1,000 purse to SAT preparation programs.
In the time of a school funding crunch, the money comes in handy.
“We’ll take every dollar, absolutely,” McGhee said.
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Way to go Madison County, congratulations on a job well done. So great to see some positive news in our paper. Keep up the good work
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