Overall, the Waukesha School District meets expectations with a score of 69.9, according to school report cards released Tuesday from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.
The school report cards for the 2012-13 school year show an improvement in the district compared to 2011-12 scores. Schools like Horning, Whittier and Waukesha South that met few expectations for the 2011-12 school year have moved into the category of meets expectations. However, this is the first year entire districts are being ranked, according to the DPI.
Superintendent Todd Gray said during the August school board meeting that he had seen the scores, which were embargoed until Tuesday. He was pleased with the results at that meeting.
“It is like waiting for Christmas, because they are really good,” Gray said in August. “I think we have a lot to be proud of.”
Twelve school districts in the state did not meet expectations or were not rated, 269 districts met expectations and 143 districts exceeded or significantly exceeded expectations.
The top performing school district in the state is Mequon-Thiensville, followed by Fox Point.
“These preliminary district and school report cards provide valuable information about education in Wisconsin,” said State Superintendent Tony Evers. “They offer a starting point for schools and districts to plan improvements. Additionally, report cards show how Wisconsin can continue to refine its accountability system to truly serve the education community, parents, policymakers, and the public.”
The school report card accountability system that allowed Wisconsin to earn a waiver from meeting certain 2014 requirements of No Child Left Behind.
Significantly Exceeds Expectations
- Waukesha Engineering Prep
- Rose Glen
- Summit View
- Waukesha Academy of Health Professionals
- Waukesha STEM Academy
Meets Few Expectations
- Harvey Philip Alternative School
- Project Change