I am pleased to share that The Oostburg School District received one of the highest school report card scores in the state and the highest score in the area (see graph below). Several years ago Governor Walker chaired a committee which developed a school report card that evaluated multiple measures indicating school success. Wisconsin’s report card includes scores for attendance and graduation rate, achievement in reading and mathematics, student growth over time, and the size of achievement gaps between various student demographic groups. Our District score placed us on the high end of an “Exceeds Expectations” rating.
Our District rating represents outcomes related to the hard work of a dedicated and talented staff, strong partnerships with our parents and community, and positive, student-focused leadership from a variety of stakeholders. We are particularly pleased that our specific and strategic efforts have resulted in a strong intervention program and ACT score improvements that make our District a great place to receive an education.
We are excited to celebrate our District-wide success and want to continue our work to ensure all students enrolled in our public school learn at high levels and graduate prepared to move into post-secondary education or a career. Although research clearly shows that improvement can be difficult for organizations that are already quite strong, our 2014-15 District Goals have been built to take us even further down a path toward excellence. We look forward to continuing to partner with our parents and community as we grow students together.