Linden City Schools sees significant improvement on state report card

Published 4:59 pm Friday, January 5, 2024

The Linden City School system saw significant improvement on its 2023 state report card. The reports were released by the Alabama State Department of Education on Dec. 14.

The Linden school system received a 79 on its 2023 report card. Linden received a 46.30 in academic achievement, a 100 in academic growth, a 79.3 in graduation rate, a 13.7 in chronic absenteeism, and a 69 in college and career readiness.

“My hat’s off to everyone for their hard work in getting our scores to where they are now,” said Superintendent Dr. Timothy Thurman. “I want to thank our administrators for doing an awesome job last year.”

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Each school also earned an individual score. Linden Elementary School (LES) received a score of 83. LES received a 58 in academic achievement, a 100 in academic growth, and zero for chronic absenteeism.

George P. Austin Middle School received a 76 overall, a 40.8 in academic achievement, a 100 in academic growth, zero for chronic absenteeism.

Linden High School was given a grade of ID due to having a small graduating class with only 19 students. Schools must graduate at least 20 students to be assigned a grade. Thurman said that LHS actually received a 75, a significant increase from a 61 last year. 

In other areas, LHS received a 27.3 in academic achievement, a 100 in academic growth, and a 79.3 in graduation rate.

Action Items

  • The Board approved the financial statements for November 2023 and all bank accounts have been reconciled
  • The Board gave the Superintendent permission to secure a $5 million loan for Linden High School’s renovations and additions
  • The Board accepted the letter of resignation of Ms. Angela Ward from her position as Pre-K teacher at LES
  • The Board approved the hire of Ms. Kimberly Minor as the secretary at GPA