Helen Tyson Middle School and Hellstern Middle School Recognized  for High Growth

Congratulations! HELEN TYSON MIDDLE SCHOOL and HELLSTERN MIDDLE SCHOOL have been recognized by the Office for Education Policy (OEP) at the University of Arkansas as schools where students demonstrated high growth on the ACT Aspire! As you may know, the OEP creates an annual report entitled the Outstanding Educational Performance Awards where we recognize schools with high student academic growth. We think growth is the best indicator of the positive impact that your schools are having on students.

In our Middle School Level report published today,

HELEN TYSON MIDDLE SCHOOL received the following awards:

High Overall Growth (Statewide)

High Math Growth (Statewide)

High Math Growth (Northwest Region)

HELLSTERN MIDDLE SCHOOL received the following awards:

High Overall Growth (Statewide)

High ELA Growth (Statewide)

High Overall Growth (Northwest Region)

High ELA Growth (Northwest Region)

Awards are based on the 2021 content growth score calculated by the Division of Elementary and Secondary Education. These growth scores reflect how much students at the school improved from 2019 compared to how much they were expected to grow considering prior achievement. We recognize schools based on Overall growth, as well as for growth in Math and English Language Arts separately. To learn more about how we determined the OEP award winners and to see the full list of award recipients, you can view the report here.