FFES recognized for increasing student achievement

Fonda-Fultonville Elementary School has been recognized by a research group for increasing the achievement of economically-disadvantaged students.

The school received a certificate this week from the Better Outcomes Research group, which conducted a three-year study about the success of students in traditionally under-performing demographic groups. The study recognized that students who are economically disadvantaged at FFES performed in the top 20 percent of schools across the state in English Language Arts. The study analyzed the district’s state testing scores for third- and fourth-grade.

“Our research identifies the factors to which principals attribute their success,” Executive Director Manya C. Bouteneff wrote in an award letter to the district. “This information can help other schools learn how to be successful with this vulnerable population.”

“Our students’ success is a credit to the hard work of our faculty and staff, and I am extremely proud of the impact it is having on children,” Superintendent Thomas Ciaccio said.