Dale County schools seeing an increase in students

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DALE COUNTY (WDHN) — Dale County school superintendent Ben Baker says the school system has a good problem.

Over the last several years, Baker says the district has seen phenomenal growth at each of its campuses. Last year, its students recorded some of the highest scores on standardized tests.

At Newton Elementary, plans are being finalized to build two additional classrooms to help accommodate that growth.

“The highest performing school system in the Wiregrass and people look at that before moving into a district, we’re proud of that,” Baker said.

At Ariton school alone, the student population at the K-12th-grade facility has grown by 160 students in just two years.

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