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DMS Recognized by Office of Education Policy at the University of Arkansas


Posted Date: 11/16/2022

DMS Recognized by Office of Education Policy at the University of Arkansas

We want to send a big congratulations to our Leopard Family members at De Queen Middle School for being recognized by the Office for Education Policy (OEP) at the University of Arkansas as a school where students demonstrated high growth on the ACT Aspire!!! Principal Brandon Lindly, his staff, and his students have been doing a wonderful job and have made our Leopard Family extremely proud!! De Queen Middle School received the following awards from the OEP:

Top 20 Middle Schools in the state for Overall ACT Aspire Growth

Number 1 in the Southwest Region for Overall ACT Aspire Growth

Number 1 in the Southwest Region for Math ACT Aspire Growth

Top 5 in the SW Region for ELA ACT Aspire Growth

The OEP creates an annual report entitled the Outstanding Educational Performance Awards where we recognize schools with high student academic growth. Awards are based on the 2022 content growth score calculated by the Division of Elementary and Secondary Education. These growth scores reflect how much students at the school improved from 2021 compared to how much they were expected to grow considering prior achievement. The OEP recognizes schools based on Overall Growth, as well as for Growth in Math and English Language Arts separately.

Congratulations again to our Cubs at DMS!!! You all have once again proven that it's always a great day to be a Leopard!!!