“It's consistency,” he said. “We're producing good kids out here in Am-Po.”
A group effort
In Custer County, Arapaho-Butler Superintendent Bob Haggard also attributed his district's success to the bond between the district and the community.
Everyone from teachers to school board members has a single goal: to set high expectations for success.
“We've always had high goals,” he said.
Haggard also attributed the high marks to effective teaching, strong parental involvement and dedicated students.
“Regardless of what grading system we use, our achievement is to prepare these kids for life,” Haggard said. “We've always set standards to make sure that happens.”