Pittsburg Community Middle School has been awarded national certification recognition for outstanding performance in education, Renaissance Learning announced.

Pittsburg Community Middle School has been awarded national certification recognition for outstanding performance in education, Renaissance Learning announced.

PCMS was recognized as a Reading Master School. Those teachers that received Model Classroom recognition are as follows: Angela Lewis, Lynette Wescott, Pam Baldridge, Patty LeFever, Rebecca Turnbull, Shelley Hale, Wendy Neet, and Terri Sutton. Cindy Pfeiffer received Master Library Certification. School certification indicates that Pittsburg Community Middle School’s efforts to adopt Renaissance best classroom practices to a high degree resulted in measurable improvements in student performance.

“PCMS’s commitment translates into success for every child,” said Judi Paul, Chairman of the Board at Renaissance Learning.

To receive Renaissance Model School certification, a school’s leadership must demonstrate that their students are maintaining high-quality practice for a minimum of 12 weeks. In addition, educators must be actively working with individual students to meet Renaissance recommended standards and be helping each student work at the level that promotes the most growth.