Jasper Co. School Superintendent Vashti Washington and some teachers in the district said they are proud of the district's report card grade, despite the district still being "at risk", according to the results released by the SC Department of Education.
Washington says all of the district's schools improved this year, with the high school being in excellent standing, so she doesn't understand how the district is still at risk.
She says the rating isn't fair.
"Considering the struggles and the challenges that we've had over the years," said Washington. "If you were to look back historically at the district's scores from 2007, you will see that they were at risk, so we have come a long way."
She says the district isn't going to change overnight, but she sees the change, and she creditted the teachers and support staff at all of the schools for moving the district in the "right direction".
The district has been at risk for the past three years.
Washington is also asking for the community to come together to help her and her staff keep the district on the right track.