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DHS and DMS Receive Beating the Odds Awards


Posted Date: 12/06/2021

DHS and DMS Receive Beating the Odds Awards

DeQueen High School and De Queen Middle School have been recognized by the Office for Education Policy (OEP) at the University of Arkansas as schools that are Beating the Odds because students demonstrated high growth on the ACT Aspire even though the school serves a high percentage of students who participate in Free and Reduced Lunch!! In OEP's Beating the Odds report to be released tomorrow, DHS and DMS received the following "Beating the Odds" award:

De Queen High School

High ELA Growth: High School Level (Southwest Region)

De Queen Middle School

High Math Growth: Middle Level (Southwest Region)

The OEP creates an annual report entitled the Outstanding Educational Performance Awards, recognizing schools with high student growth. Awards are based on the 2021 content growth score calculated by the Arkansas Department of Education. These growth scores reflect how much students at the school improved from 2019 compared to how much they were expected to grow considering prior achievement.

We congratulate DHS and DMS students, teachers, and staff on this accomplishment and thank all of them for their hard work!!! #leopardpride