Local school district report cards released
By Press Times Staff
BROWN COUNTY – District report cards are out from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction for the 2018-19 school year.
Report card ratings range from five stars, denoting schools and districts that significantly exceed expectations, to one star for those that fail to meet expectations.
Scores are calculated in four priority areas: student achievement; school growth; closing gaps between student groups; and measures of students being on-track for postsecondary readiness, which includes graduation and attendance rates, third-grade English language arts achievement, and eighth-grade mathematics achievement.
Report cards provide a snapshot of performance across the four priority areas and can be used to target improvement efforts.
This is the fourth year the report cards used legislatively required calculations.
Of the six districts covered by The Press Times, the De Pere school district scored highest with a rating of 82, or exceeds expectations.
De Pere scored highest for on-track and postsecondary readiness with a score of 92.5 out of 100. The district’s lowest score was 71.8 for district growth.
The Pulaski school district had the second highest score of 78.4, or exceeds expectations.
According to the district report card, Pulaski’s highest score was 90.2 for on-track and postsecondary readiness.
The district scored 69.7 for student achievement, which was higher than the state average of 62.3.
The Ashwaubenon School District received an overall grade of 77, with a high mark of 88.4 for on-track and postsecondary readiness, and a low mark of 69 for student achievement.
The West De Pere school district received an overall grade of 75.8, with a top mark of 91.3 for on-track and postsecondary readiness, and a low mark of 65.1 for district growth.
The Howard-Suamico School District exceeds expectations with a 73.8 overall score and a high mark of 88.4 for on-track and postsecondary readiness and a low mark of 63.1 for district growth, below the state average of 66.
The Green Bay school district met expectations with a score of 66.9 and had a high mark of 80 for on-track and postsecondary readiness and a low mark of 47.6 for student achievement.
DPI also had report cards for every school in each district.
To view the report cards, visit apps2.dpi.wi.gov/reportcards/home.