DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) -- Before students get their report cards in a few months, the Dothan City School District had to get its first.
Friday the Alabama Department of Education released report cards statewide.
The report shows Dothan city schools improved from a 79 last school year to an 81 for the 2018-2019 year.
Schools are graded on things like academic growth, graduation rate, and chronic absenteeism.
Since the score is for last school year, it doesn't take in to account the re-structuring.
"Of course there are some discrepancies because we have moved some schools and students around, but we are very sure that in the next year we are going to see our grade continue to grow. There's plenty of room to grow and we're very excited to see what our next school year brings," says DCS Public Information Officer, Meagan Dorsey.
The Houston County School System brought its grade up from an 83 to a 90.
To see the scores for other area school districts go to the Alabama Dept. of Education website.