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Benton Intermediate Achieves Prestigious National Certification

Benton Intermediate has earned bragging rights after being named one of only 463 schools nationwide – and the first in Louisiana – to achieve certification as a Level 1 High Reliability School (HRS) by Marzano Resources. 

Level 1 certification signifies that BIS has created a safe, supportive and collaborative culture, which is the foundation for every level that follows. The HRS framework is built on the foundation of Dr. Robert J. Marzano's 50 years of education research, addressing day-to-day school operations to help transform schools into organizations that take proactive steps to ensure student success. 

“As you move through the levels, it represents a complete transformation in how schools are run,” Marzano said. 

Schools must collect data and validate their performance to climb each of the five levels of hierarchy. Certification is determined by Marzano Resources analysts in cooperation with school data teams. 

Benton Intermediate School's HRS certification is valid for the next five years.