Flowing Wells schools start off new year on an upbeat

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - The back to school rush continues this morning as three districts welcome back students in the next few hours.  One of those districts is Flowing Wells.

6,000 students are heading back to schools in the Flowing Wells School District, they are part of a district that has some positive upward momentum building.

According to Dr. David Baker, Flowing Wells School District Superintendent, the district has made improvements to their letter grades.  Dr. Baker went on to state that he is proud of the efforts made to make these improvements.

Homer Davis Elementary brought its letter grade up from a 'C' school to a 'B' school, while Richardson Elementary went from a 'B' school to an 'A' school, and with the greatest improvement Sentinel Peak Alternative High School went from a 'D' school to an 'A' school.

Superintendent Baker stated that is was all due to an intervention type program, an after school math club with certified teachers helping students who had previous trouble with the AIMS test.

All the teachers, students and parents are hoping that forward momentum continues as the new school year begins.

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