Laramie County School District#1 Superintendent Mark Stock says Alta Vista Elementary School has made major strides compared to a few years ago.

He says that when he toured all of the district schools three years ago he rated each school's performance in various areas on a color coded scale, with green being good, yellow being average and red indicating a problem area. He says at that time Alta Vista was rated as red in several categories.

But he says in a recent evaluation, Alta Vista  improved to yellow or green in most categories, indicating it was at or above national standards for academic performance.He says it also scored well above national averages in terms of academic growth.

Stock says several personnel changes involving the school principal and several classroom teachers were implemented at the school.