Officials celebrate new Haven Elementary constructing, better progress scores – Savannah Morning News

The Tatemville Group on Thursday celebrated new beginnings for its neighborhood college, Haven Elementary.

Along with the new $21.2 million facility, the varsity’s progress rating, known as the School and Profession Prepared Efficiency Index, rose 9 factors during the last two years. It's anticipated to exceed the 60-point mark this 12 months, which may outcome within the excessive-poverty college’s removing from Gov. Nathan Deal’s record of failing colleges.

Savannah-Chatham college officers held an official ribbon-slicing ceremony for the ability Thursday.

New Principal Dionne Younger started addressing points with instruction, studying and habits when she took over the interior-metropolis neighborhood college in 2015. Rock-backside outcomes shortly started making double-digit positive aspects.

Younger believes changing Haven’s 54-year-outdated campus with the totally outfitted fashionable constructing helps symbolize larger and better issues to return as her college students and employees proceed to make tutorial positive aspects.

“It’s been a very long time coming, however change has lastly come,” Younger stated to the massive crowd gathered for the ribbon slicing.

Then she turned to the scholars within the room. “I promise you I cannot assist you to be robbed of the abilities you want to attain your full potential,” she stated. “It doesn't matter the place you come from so long as you might have dedication, you are able to do something you place your minds to.”

Savannah-Chatham Public Faculties college students return to highschool Thursday.

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Officials celebrate new Haven Elementary constructing, better progress scores - Savannah Morning News