Holy Name Catholic School Teachers Return For the 2016-17 School Year With Outstanding PAWS Results

Eigth grade algebra and fifth through eigth grade English teacher Jim Malin prepares his classroom for the 2016-17 school year with his puppy Mabel (Courtesy Photo)
Eigth grade algebra and fifth through eigth grade English teacher Jim Malin prepares his classroom for the 2016-17 school year with his puppy Mabel (Courtesy Photo)

Next week 120 local students in grades pre-kindergarten through eighth will attend Holy Name Catholic School for an exceptional education with Christ-centered educational programming.

This summer the state of Wyoming Department of Education released its 2015-16 Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students (PAWS) results and Holy Name students earned some of the highest scores in Sheridan county.

Holy Name algebra and english teacher Jim Malin believes in the value of math and reading in regards to student’s PAWS testing.

Third and fourth graders ranked first in Sheridan county with 77 and 90 percent earning proficient or advanced scores respectively. On the state level the average in the same category is 58.05 percent proficient or advanced for third graders and 65.44 percent for fourth graders

Malin explained the motivation behind student’s outstanding results.

Fourth grade science students also ranked first in Sheridan county with 90 percent earning proficient or advanced scores. Statewide, 54.47 percent of fourth graders were proficient or advanced.

Holy Name students also scored well in sixth grade reading and eighth grade math, science, and reading. The eighth graders scored 84 percent proficient or advanced in math and had a whopping 100 percent proficient or advanced in reading.

SheridanWyoming.com

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