Despite the school’s disadvantages, Jackson has produced one of the highest levels of Advanced Placement test participation in the country — top 2 percent. Thirty-seven percent of Wakefield seniors have passing scores on those tests, more than twice the national average. Wakefield has reached its federal achievement targets, unusual for a school with so many impoverished students, but also made itself a national model for imaginative instruction, outdoing even the most affluent public schools.
By 10:00 PM ET, 06/13/2010 |
Wakefield High School,
one of the nation's most creative principals,
rare requirement for senior projects,
top 2 percent in AP participation