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Photo courtesy Annie Webb Blanton Elementary Facebook

Just in case you missed it, Dallas ISD’s Annie Webb Blanton Elementary in the Riverway Estates-Bruton Terrace neighborhood in Pleasant Grove has had quite the turnaround — from not meeting state standards five years in a row to an A in the state’s A-F accountability ratings.

It’s almost impossible to overstate the strides the school has made — from most of its fifth graders reading at kindergarten level in 2015 to 82 percent of its fifth-graders meeting state standards in math last year, to this year, when the school not only met state standards but also garnered six (the most you can get) distinctions.

By the way, that 82 percent is higher than scores at Highland Park’s McCulloch Intermediate School, where 79 percent of fifth graders met state standards for math that year.

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