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DHS graduation exam scores released

The results for Demopolis High School’s graduation exams is in, and although the scores aren’t quite as outstanding as last year’s were, this year’s students still did well.

For the senior class, 91.5 percent passed all five sections of the test: math, reading, language, science and social studies.

“The seniors that did not pass the test will have opportunities this summer and every test period after that to pass it so they can be counted as graduated,” said DHS principal Leon Clark. “Once they pass it, then they can graduate, if that’s all they lack.

“Others will be able to graduate with credit-based scores. That means that if they pass the reading, math and one other section, then they can choose the credit-based diploma. We had eight students qualify for that.”

In the 11th grade, 67 percent passed all five sections of the test, while 47 percent of the 10th-graders passed all five sections.

“We had a bunch of students pass it for the first time,” said Clark. “So, our capability is there.”

Clark said that out of 176 senior students, there were 168 who will graduate, but cautioned that that was the number before final exams, and that number might increase following the finals.

In the sectional breakdown for the seniors, 95 percent passed the math section, 91 percent passed the reading section, 91 percent passed the language section, 96 percent passed the science section and 92 percent passed the social studies section.

For the juniors, 83 percent passed the math, 77 percent passed the reading, 82 percent passed the language, 89 percent pased the science and 66 percent passed the social studies.

For the sophomores, 70 percent passed the math, 69 percent passed the reading, 71 percent passed the language, 89 percent passed the science and 59 percent passed the social studies.