SAINT JOHN – What Coun. Peter McGuire is calling an “academic revolution” is transforming life for students of Hazen-White/St. Francis School and has resulted in provincial assessments climbing, says principal Jennifer Carhart.

The most recent results show Grade 4 reading up 28 per cent, Grade 8 math up 57 per cent, and Grade 5 math up by 33 per cent.

“When you look at a small school, a small sample size, every student counts and one improving or one not succeeding really brings up or drags down our test scores,” Carhart said.

“These results show that, even in those small classes, it’s possible. The teachers have worked tirelessly to make these gains possible.

“We’re steadily going up. It’s two years of solid improvement.”

On Monday, the school and its supporters gathered to celebrate the official launch of the Promise Partnership, a relationship that has been developed between Hazen-White/St. Francis and UNBSJ, with the help of the province, Emera Brunswick Pipeline and the City of Saint John.

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