Spring Valley High School top schools statewide on report cardSpring Valley High School scored an 83.3 on the recently released state report cards, placing the school fourth in the state among all public high schools.
SPRING VALLEY--Spring Valley High School scored an 83.3 on the recently released state report cards, placing the school fourth in the state among all public high schools.
This score earned the school the distinction of being named as “Significantly Exceeding Expectations,” one of only 68 schools in the state to earn this status. This is among the 2,118 schools in the state that received report cards.
Superintendent David Wellington said, “The state report card is brand new. We’re happy with how we scored at the middle school and elementary school, and thrilled with how students have done at the high school. We’re looking forward to further evidence in the future of how well students do in Spring Valley.”
State report cards, new this fall, measure each school in a district in four categories: Student Achievement, Student Growth, Closing Gaps, and On-Track and Postsecondary Readiness. In addition, the report card reviews Student Engagement Indicators: Test Participation Rate, Absenteeism and Drop Out Rate.
SVHS Principal Gretchen Cipriano said, “We were excited to receive our state report card. Our students traditionally do well on the WKCEs. We are proud of the hard work by our students, staff and families that led to such high achievement on this new measurement.”
For the past four years, Spring Valley students in all grade levels have scored higher than state average in both reading and mathematics on the Wisconsin Knowledge and Concepts Examinations (WKCEs). In the past two years, Spring Valley students have achieved at very high levels on the WKCEs. On the 2010 WKCEs, when compared to all 39 schools in CESA-11, Spring Valley was ranked first in mathematics in grades 7, 8 and 10, as well as first in reading in grade 10. In 2011, Spring Valley ranked first in grade 10 on mathematics and second in grade 7 reading, grade 8 math and science, and grade 10 science among all CESA-11 schools.
Spring Valley’s other schools fared well on the state report card, too. Both Spring Valley Middle School and Spring Valley Elementary School “Meet Expectations.” The middle school earned a 69.0 overall rating, while the elementary school achieved a 71.5.
“While we are pleased with our scores,” Cipriano said, “we plan to continue our efforts to improve our schools. The field of education is always changing and we fully intend to keep up with the latest best practices.”
Details on Spring Valley’s school report cards can be accessed via their district webpage at www.springvalley.k12.wi.us, and all schools report cards can be found on the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction’s website at www.dpi.wi.gov.
Top scores for high schools on the state report card were:
--1. Tesla Engineering Charter School (Appleton), 92.5;
--2. Kohler High School, 92.0;
--3. Homestead High School (Mequon-Thiensville), 83.7;
--4. Spring Valley High School, 83.3.