BROOKLAND, AR (KAIT) - The Arkansas Department of Education released its full list of exemplary schools Wednesday as part of its annual report on test score performance.
Brookland Elementary School and Newport Junior High are two of nine public schools in the state that made the list.
Exemplary schools are institutions that received the "Achieving" ranking, which means they have demonstrated high performance or high progress for all students and a subgroup of students consisting of high poverty students, students with disabilities, and students with limited English proficiency.
These schools must also meet their annual test score targets under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act program.
Brookland Elementary School officials credit their test score success to math and said they plan to work to keep the exemplary ranking.
"We're very proud, very proud of our students. They work very hard," principal Sandy McCall said.
The Arkansas Department of Education released its list of Achieving, Needs Improvement, Needs Improvement Focus and Needs Improvement Priority schools Tuesday.
To view the complete lists of the 2013 rankings, visit the department's website.