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Baxterville School separates girls and boys

LAMAR CO. (WDAM)- Some students at Baxterville School are getting their education in a split environment.

Sixth and eighth grade boys are in one class together, while the girls are learning in another. Principal Martha Smith said the school has used this method of teaching in the past, and with the amount of growth in the school they've reverted back to it.

One parent voiced concerns because their are 21 male students and 13 females in the sixth grade class, she felt her son wasn't getting an equal education, but Principal Smith said there are two teachers in the boys class.

"We have 21 boys in that class but we have 2 certified teachers. So, actually that is 21 to 2 and that's phenomenal to any class," said Smith. 

Over the past five years, the school has gone from 180 students to about 340 total.

School Officials hope that an open house set for September will alleviate any concerns parents may have.

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