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Pittsburg Community Middle School received the ranking of #43 in Kansas Middle Schools; this places the school in the top 15% of middle schools in Kansas by U.S. News & World Report. 

"We are extremely excited about the recognition." Says Laura Earl, PCMS Principal, "Our staff works diligently to meet individual learning needs and provide rigorous learning opportunities for all students. This recognition is evidence of their hard work and dedication. We are also very proud of our students because they rose to the occasion and achieved their personal best."

For each state, schools were assessed on their pupils’ proficiencies in mathematics and reading, as measured by state assessment tests. Half of the ranking formula was the results themselves; the other half was the results in the context of socioeconomic demographics. In other words, the top-ranked schools are high-achieving ones that succeeded in educating all of their students. All data for the rankings are from third-party sources, including the U.S. Department of Education.

Dr. Brad Hanson, Assistant Superintendent of Schools added, “This recognition is very well deserved by the students and staff at PCMS.  We have seen students in all of our subgroup areas within PCMS performing at or above their peers across the state on state assessments over the past few years. Although these rankings specifically target state assessment scores at the middle school level from the 2018-2019 school year, we continue to see positive growth with our students in these state assessments at all levels within our school district.”

Pittsburg Schools was notified on Thursday, October 21st, and celebrated with PCMS staff on Monday morning.  

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