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Ida Freeman Elementary is only school in Edmond with grade below a B

The A-F grades came out last week and Ida Freeman Elementary was the only school in the district to score below a B.
by Adam Kemp Published: October 30, 2012
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This year, the school is trying to preach stability and has a science and social studies coordinator to work with teachers and students to help them catch up.

Edmond Superintendent David Goin said while it was disappointing to see the low grade from Ida Freeman, he's confident the grade will rise.

“We are just taking this as an opportunity to look into the situation and better serve the students and parents of our school,” he said. “Even if the grades had been great across the board, we would've looked into that to see how we could sustain that success.”

Goin said the issue with the substitute teacher is a rare circumstance, but now the district knows to carefully look at those situations.

“It just points out the significance that you can't afford a weak link,” Goin said. “The beauty of Edmond schools is that we have very few weak links but I think our best option is to look into our sub pool and find the very best people that will work with others at the school if we are ever in that situation again.”

McDonald said she isn't concerned with the pressure of keeping up appearances with the rest of the Edmond schools.

“We all just want the best education for our children,” she said. “There is no greater pressure or motivator than that.”

Contributing: Staff Writer Carrie Coppernoll

by Adam Kemp
Enterprise Reporter
Adam Kemp is an enterprise reporter and videographer for the Oklahoman and Newsok.com. Kemp grew up in Oklahoma City before attending Oklahoma State University. Kemp has interned for the Oklahoman, the Oklahoma Gazette and covered Oklahoma State...
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