Most of the school districts in Jasper, Newton, Barton, McDonald, and Dade counties reached the level of performance with distinction, according to a news release issued today by the State Department of Elementary and Secondary Education:
Jasper County- Joplin, Carthage, Carl Junction, Webb City
Newton County- Neosho, East Newton, Diamond, Seneca
McDonald County- McDonald County
Barton County- Golden City
Dade County- Lockwood, Greenfield, Dadeville, Everton
To reach the performance with distinction level, school districts must reach 13 of the 14 standards set by the state department.