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Gainesville Middle School off list of struggling schools
Educators giving personal attention to students helped them improve
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Assistant principals Donna Allen, Audrey Simmons and Dr. Michael Zinn discuss items on the agenda for the upcoming school year at Gainesville Middle School on Wednesday, July 15, 2015. The Georgia Department of Education released the list of federal Focus and Priority Schools last week, and Gainesville Middle School was absent from the list for the first time in three years. - photo by Erin O. Smith
Gainesville Middle School leaders spent the past three years focused on helping the lowest-achieving students improve, and the efforts paid off. The Georgia Department of Education last week released a list of struggling schools, and Gainesville Middle was absent for the first time in three years. The improvement was a result of multiple efforts, including giving more personalized help to struggling students, school leaders said.