By Theresa Woelk

Staff writer

HERMISTON — Schools in the Hermiston area made the grade last week when the Oregon Department of Education issued its annual report cards.

All schools in the area either retained the same score from their 2001 report card or improved it this year. The report ranks students’ overall performance and their state test scores. It also ranks the percentage of students who take the tests and the schools’ dropout rates.

Many school officials attribute much of their success to hard work and the implementation of new programs. Officials at Hermiston High School (HHS) and Armand Larive Middle School (ALMS) are excited to see the their hard work pay off.

“We are harvesting the fruits of our labor,” Assistant Principal,Jann Tresham, said. “We’ve been at the school reform for a number of years and every year we’ve gotten a little better. It is nice to see the hard work paying off.” (For the full story please see the January 29, 2002 issue of the Hermiston Herald.)

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