Huntsville City Schools grades itself at address

Published: Apr. 29, 2015 at 1:54 AM CDT|Updated: May. 27, 2015 at 1:54 AM CDT
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HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - Huntsville City Schools' report card is out - and the system is giving themselves the grade of 'Most Improved.'

Tuesday night, Dr. Casey Wardynski outlined the state of Huntsville schools.

Dr. Casey Wardynski admitted the school system has a ways to go, but he stressed that they're making huge strides when it comes to educating Huntsville kids.

He says they've seen a huge improvement in math scores. This is happening even after many doubters said new practices the school system implemented would hurt graduation rates.

Wardynski also pointed out that their gifted and honors programs are growing.

But of all the topics the superintendent touched, on he saved the desegregation order until last.

We spoke with one parent who said she was happy with the update, but plans on making sure the school system upholds their responsibilities.

"I am a mother of five, and they are all in Huntsville City Schools and so I'm very concerned," said Council PTA President Chaundra Jones. "I want my children to have the very best foundation they can have. My husband and I have expectations for all of them to go on to college and careers and so I think this consent order lays a framework to ensure that that happens."

She says equality amongst students is important and believes the consent order will help make sure that becomes a reality.

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