ST. LOUIS (KMOX) –  They were down so low the only way was up,  and the latest report from the Missouri State Board of Education shows that St. Louis public schools are indeed inching closer to full accreditation..

Schools superintendent Dr. Kelvin Adams says he’s still not satisfied with their current rating, but he’s glad they’re moving in the right direction.

“If you have a couple of bad years it’s difficult to rectify those years,” Dr. Adams explains.  “It takes a while to get where you need to get.  So that’s why I tell people this is a marathon, this is not a sprint.”

City public schools have been showing improvement in graduation rates, college placement and several other areas.

But they still need to bring up standardized test scores to gain the points needed for full accreditation.

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