"We lead on every subject at every grade level," Sentell said. "I remember in the 1990s we were down in sometimes the 25th percentile. Now we're leading everywhere."
Hatfield is entering the second year of a four-year contract approved in February 2012. He is slated to earn $160,000 this year.
In other business, the board approved splitting a full time teaching position at Poca into two half-time positions.
The full time position was to teach health and driver's education at Poca High School, but after a retirement, the county has been unable to find a candidate with certification to teach driver's ed.
Hatfield said that none of the state's colleges or universities are offering certification in driver's ed, so candidates coming out of school aren't qualified.
The plan is to hire a part-time health teacher and use a retired drivers ed teacher as a long term sub while continuing to advertise the position.
The board also voted to buy six new school buses at a total cost of $572,010.
The school board meets at 7 p.m. the first and third Monday of each month at the school system's central office in Winfield. All meetings are open to the public.