DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) - Getting a report card can be an exciting time for schools.
It's both a chance to see potential growth of the students, as well as areas that may need improvement.
Principal Sue Clark says, "You prepare for the test beginning on the first day of school."
That's the standard set for teachers and staff at Montana Magnet School in Dothan.
According to the State Department of Education, most Dothan City Schools received a passing grade during the last school year - making a test score of at least a C or higher, and a few even bumping their scores one letter grade.
Montana Magnet surpassed every Dothan City School, making a 98 -- It's also one of the highest scores in the entire state of Alabama.
The details of how the report card grades were measured went live on the state education website January 5th.
Principal Clark says for her, report card ratings are like a puzzle.
"It takes everybody doing their part.. parents making sure their students are here.. teachers once they are here doing their very best to teach the standards. and administration working together and keeping everybody cohesive.. b/c it's a community effort."
Although Montana Magnet has scored in the A-plus range for the past few years, it will be closing down as a result of the Dothan education consolidation plan.
Some other high scores in the Dothan City School district include:
Carver Magnet School - 97
Heard Magnet School - 96
Highlands Elementary - 93
Montana Magnet is set to close at the end of this school year.