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Half of Troup County’s elementary schools saw gains in the recently released fifth-grade writing scores and the system’s overall average also increased.

There were 883 Troup County School System fifth graders to take the test in March. The amount of overall percentage of students meeting and exceeding writing standards climbed from 78.7 last year to 79.3 this year, just short of the state’s 80 percent average this year. The state average saw a 1 percentage point increase over 2013.

Six elementary schools saw gains, while another six saw declines. West Point Elementary School achieved the greatest gains with students who met and exceeded standards increasing by 31.9 percentage points compared to last year.

Hollis Hand Elementary also saw a significant increase, gaining 12.9 percentage points in comparison to last year’s results, and Hogansville Elementary increased by 5.6 percentage points. Of those that declined, Ethel Kight percent of students meeting and exceeding standards dropped 14.8 percentage points, while Callaway dropped 13.9 percentage points and Mountville dropped 11.9 percentage points.

The following shows how many students at each school took the test, the percent meeting and exceeding standards and the percentage point change in meeting and exceeding compared to last year:

West Point: 59 students, 91.5, +31.9

Hollis Hand: 75 students, 80.0, +12.9

Hogansville: 64 students, 79.7, +5.7

Hillcrest: 58 students, 93.1, +2.8

Rosemont: 86 students, 93.0, +2.3

Berta Weathersbee: 57 students, 71.9, +2.3

Long Cane: 89 students, 91.0, -2.3

Whitesville Road: 85 students, 60.0, -4.2

Franklin Forest: 92 students, 79.3, -4.5

Mountville: 46 students, 71.7, -11.9

Callaway: 83 students, 75.9, -13.9

Ethel Kight Magnet: 89 students, 66.3, -14.8

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