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By Len Kiese - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Some Dougherty County schools are honored for positive test results but school leaders say there's still work to do.

Based on 2009 CRCT scores, Georgia High School Graduation Test results and other tests, Dougherty County earned nine Georgia Distinguished Achievement Awards.

Six schools were recognized for improvements by state school Superintendent Kathy Cox Tuesday.  School leaders are proud of the improvements but want to keep improving.

"We're not where we'd like to be in terms of total student performance. We would love for every student to score well above state average. We want every student to graduate but we do like the progress that we're seeing and the gains that we're making," said DCSS Public Information Director R.D. Harter.

The following schools received awards for improvements:

Martin Luther King Elementary - Improvement, 4th Grade Reading

Jackson Heights Elementary - Improvement - 4th Grade Math

Martin Luther King Elementary - Improvement - 5th Grade Reading

Lamar Reese School of the Arts - Improvement - 5th Grade Math

Northside Elementary - Improvement - 5th Grade Math

Martin Luther King Elementary - Improvement - 5th Grade Writing

Robert A. Cross Middle Magnet School - Achievement, 8th Grade Social Studies

Albany High School - Improvement - GHSGT Science

Albany High School - Improvement - GHSGT Social Studies

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