Kendrick Brown
Dena Brockman, far right, poses with her class of Gadsden Elementary Magnet School third-graders, in which 92 percent of her students scored at least a three out of five on the state’s reading exam.
GEMS reading scores among state’s highest

Third-graders at Gadsden Elementary Magnet School and Stewart Street Elementary passed the state’s reading test at a rate far above the state’s 54 percent.
However, the rest of the county’s third-graders came in below the state average.