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BCS Celebrates Significant Progress on ALSDE’S A-F Report Cards

Students, parents, teachers, and school and district leaders celebrated the hard work and dedication that resulted in Birmingham City Schools (BCS) making significant progress as noted in the A-F Report Cards recently released by the Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE). BCS hosted a Celebration of Progress at Oxmoor Valley on Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, to recognize the district’s achievements.

"We expect excellence in Birmingham City Schools. And we know that our stuents and staff will fully live up to our expectations." said Dr. Lisa Herring, Superintendent.

With a conviction to improve as a district, BCS advanced 17 of 22 schools forward from grades of F to scores of D or higher with three of those 17 schools leaping to earn a grade of C.

"We've seen a 100% increase in our schools scoring at C or higher, moving the district from 6 to 12 schools in this category." said Cheri Gardner, BBOE President.

Cheerleaders were represented from each school and the Wenonah High School pep band kept the crowd energized with songs of celebrations. 

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