At their last meeting the Johnson County School Board received a positive report from Buffalo High School Principal Chad Bourgeois on the testing results and subsequent improvements from the graduating class of 2013.
Bourgeois handed out a graphic showing where the kids in the class tested as 8th graders and juniors and compared their results with statewide results in both the PAWS (Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students) and ACT (American College Testing) exams.
Results in reading, math and writing all showed marked improvement from their 8th grade year to their junior year with most students placing either proficient or advanced in those areas.
Bourgeois also said the Class of 2013 has an 89% participation rate in a club, organization or activity, and many are preparing for college utilizing the 45 articulated courses for college credit. He recognized three students in particular: Seth Hostetler who finished second in the National Stock Market Game, Cody Giles for finishing second in the National FFA Extemporaneous Public Speaking event and Nate Holt who is a National Merit Scholarship Semi-finalist.