2021-2022 School Report Card Release
Dear Families and Caregivers,
We have had a wonderful fall at the Glendale River Hills School District! We are excited about continuing our work around culture and climate, learning outcomes, and student and family/caregiver engagement. As a learning community, we are continually looking to improve and are focusing on our district goals:
Increase literacy and math proficiency for all students and reduce achievement gaps for all subgroups by 5% as measured by STAR.
Implement district-wide systems and processes that support a safe and productive culture for learning.
The school report card is one resource we use to reflect on our strengths and areas for improvement.
The Department of Public Instruction (DPI) is required by state statute (Wis. Stat. 115.385) to generate a school report card and district report card for every publicly funded school and district in the state. The report cards are intended to help schools and districts use performance data to celebrate successes and improve their efforts to prepare students for their futures. These public report cards can be found online at: http://dpi.wi.gov/accountability/report-cards.
The current school report card is primarily based on last year’s performance during the 2021-22 school year. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, DPI encourages caution when interpreting scores and ratings on the 2021-22 report cards.
At the foundation of the report cards are four priority areas. Schools and districts receive a score for each priority area:
Achievement - proficiency in English language arts (ELA) and mathematics on the annual state assessments
Growth - year-to-year progress in ELA and math achievement
Target Group Outcomes - outcomes for students with the lowest test scores: the Target Group.
On-Track to Graduation - reliable predictors of how successfully students are progressing toward completing their K-12 education.
The priority area scores are aggregated into an overall accountability score, from 0 to 100. This score is displayed on the front page of the school or district report cards. It is important to note that the 0 to 100 accountability score is not a “percent correct” measurement. Based on its score, a school or district receives one of five rating categories, from Fails to Meet Expectations to Significantly Exceeds Expectations, as well as corresponding one to five stars.
GDRH School District: Meets Expectations
Parkway Elementary: Exceeds Expectations
Glen Hills Middle School: Meets Expectations
Additional information will be shared about these results at the December 2022 School Board meeting. The information shared will help illuminate some of our successes and help pinpoint areas of focus in the Glendale River Hills School District. But as DPI stresses, these report cards are just one source of information about our school.
School and district report cards can be accessed online at http://dpi.wi.gov/accountability/report-cards along with resources that explain the report cards. I have included the report card for the Glendale River Hills School District, Parkway Elementary, and Glen Hills Middle School here as well.